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  • Energy Source with Melissa Francis Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:58 PM ET

    As you may have read in Sharon's post, both she and I are "sharing" the joy of making predictions for 2008 as part of CNBC's Outlook For '08. Here are mine, with as much "futuristic foresight" as I can muster:

  • Talking Turkey: Blame Ethanol For The High Priced Bird Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 3:45 PM ET
    Turkey

    Turns out your Thanksgiving dinner is going to cost about $5 more this year. One big reason? Ethanol. Here's why. The most expensive part of the dinner is the turkey (though some grocers give it away if you overload on everything else). And 60% of the cost of the turkey is the feed.

  • The Rules of the Game Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 3:25 PM ET

    Cramer’s new book, Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich, was written for one reason: to layout 20 important rules that help individual investors beat the big institutional money managers on the Street. Tonight, we highlight five just for you.

  • The Rules of the Game Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 3:18 PM ET

    Cramer’s new book, Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich, was written for one reason: to layout 20 important rules that help individual investors beat the big institutional money managers on the Street. Tonight, we highlight five just for you.

  • Autodesk Helps Create A Vision In Green Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 7:29 AM ET

    CEO Carl Bass says buildings can set a good example for the green movement and his firm's software is making sustainable design make sense.

  • Green Vs. Black ETFs Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 8:06 AM ET

    With investors fixating on $100-a-barrel oil and CNBC taking an in-depth look at the green movement all this week, it’s worth asking the question: Which group is performing better in the market?

  • ADM Shares Surge on Better-Than-Expected Profit Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 12:47 PM ET

    Archer Daniels Midland, a major food processor, reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, overcoming weakness in the ethanol business and sending its shares up as much as 9 percent.

  • How To Put Some Green Into Your Portfolio Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 10:34 AM ET

    From mutual funds that use shareholder advocacy to influence corporate behavior to exchange traded funds that focus on clean energy, it’s easier than ever for average investors to “go green” -- without sacrificing returns.

  • Massachusetts Mulls Law to Require Biofuel Blends Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 7:19 AM ET

    Gov. Deval Patrick and top lawmakers want to put Massachusetts on the clean energy map by requiring biofuel blends in home heating oil and providing tax incentives for producers of more efficient ethanol technology, known as cellulosic ethanol.

  • Looking High And Low For Alternative Energy Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:39 PM ET

    From bio-diesel to heat mining, companies are exploring all sorts of technologies in the search for legitimate alternative energy sources.

  • Playing Shades Of Green With ETFs Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:36 PM ET

    Solar, biofuels, energy efficiency, wind, water  – not to mention  upstart stocks -- can be bewildering even for disciplined investors. That’s why a recent spate of green or clean tech exchange-traded funds  may be a welcome addition.

  • Green Mutual Funds Look To New Leadership Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:35 PM ET

    As ethanol production costs surge, green mutual funds are shifting their focus to solar and wind energy.

  • Applied Materials Bets Big on Solar Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:34 PM ET

    CEO Mike Splinter made a strategic decision to enter the solar business, a move that has already meant more than a billion dollars in investment.  And, yes, it is paying off.

  • Twenty years ago at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Larry Filler came up with a plan to entice companies and workers into using more mass transit. Today , that qualifies Filler as something of a green trailblazer.

  • Breathing Easier Thanks To The Clear Air Act Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:33 PM ET

    Rep. Paul G. Rogers helped win passage of the Clean Air Act Extension of 1970, one of the nation's most important pieces of legislation and a major  environmental milestone.

  • A Believer Plays The Skeptic Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:33 PM ET

    Danish political scientist and popular author Bjorn Lomborg is all for doing something about climate change but he is skeptical about some of the efforts, which is why he wants to bring the debate back down to earth.

  • Green With Envy Over New Alternatives Fund Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:32 PM ET

    The industry's oldest green mutual fund is having a money-spinning year, as it marks a quarter century in the business.

  • A Critic Fights The Environmental Tide Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:32 PM ET

    The green movement has many supporters. Peter Schwartz, former chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute,  is definitely not among them.  Schwartz says environmentalism has had a profoundly negative affect on business, technology and the economy.

  • Automakers are all for sustainability, but they need regulations and policies to make green vehicles popular enough to ensure profitability, says Booz Allen Hamilton's William Jackson.

  • More Energy On Energy Policy Needed In Washington Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:31 PM ET
    Christie Todd Whitman

    Former EPA boss turned business consultant  Christine Todd Whitman says we need national policies on energy and climate change and the lack of them is frustrating business, which wants "to do the right thing."

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