• The Greenest Power Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    In coming years, energy from waste-heat recovery systems could be the greenest power available, while letting more U.S. businesses squeeze extra energy out of their power bills.

  • Venture Capital Investment Strategy Changing Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:44 PM ET

    Many investors are shifting funds from capital-intensive alternative-energy technologies, such as solar panels, to lower-cost ventures focused on energy efficiency and “smart grid” technologies that automate electric utility operations.

  • Tamminen: The United States of India Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 2:02 PM ET
    Mother and Child India

    There's a U.S.-equivalent market of consumers in India, who are focused on green and have a lifetime of purchasing power ahead.

  • Syngenta Eyes More Earnings Growth in 2012 Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 3:07 AM ET

    Syngenta, the world's largest agrochemicals company, is aiming for higher earnings this year as price hikes and cost-cuts are expected to help it offset the impact of the strong Swiss franc and raw material prices.

  • Going Green Could Be a $100 Billion Business by 2017 Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 10:57 AM ET

    Bringing greater energy efficiency to commercial buildings promises to be big business. The market is estimated to increase to $100 billion by 2017. Companies doing retrofits stand to reap the benefits from buildings going green.

  • First Solar Cuts Outlook, Sees 2012 Below Street Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 4:26 PM ET

    First Solar cut its 2011 sales and earnings forecast for the second time in two months and forecast 2012 profits below Wall Street's view, sending its shares sharply lower.

  • Factoring in Energy to the Cost of a Home Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 10:32 AM ET

    Lenders typically factor in loan principal, interest, taxes, and insurance when determining how much mortgage a buyer can afford. Not taken into account are energy costs, which can be more costly than insurance and in some cases taxes.

  • Green Energy Has Clear Winners and Losers in 2011 Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    An Aerotecture turbine near Chicago.

    To mark our annual November "Green Is Universal" week, we've assembled a "Green Winners & Losers 2011" special report, looking at six  industries whose fortunes either rose or fell this year.

  • Ethanol Industry Faces Headwinds Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:28 PM ET

    The industry has had a profitable year despite the jump in corn prices , but overcapacity and the end of a generous government subsidy are major concerns.

  • Solar Industry Falls Into Shadow in 2011 Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:27 PM ET
    Solar plant

    Investors in the solar industry have needed a strong stomach this year, and that’s unlikely to change soon.

  • California Green Tax Breaks in Question Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 4:16 PM ET

    Bipartisan legislative support worked briskly to authorize $104 million in tax breaks to help "green" companies in California buy equipment and add jobs— but the program has been frozen to new applicants amid questions about how the recipients were chosen.

  • USDA Grants $80 Million for Biofuel Development Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
    Natural Gas

    Two Washington state universities will lead  research into the conversion of Pacific Northwest wood and forest residues into biofuels, thanks to two of  the largest grants ever awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Wind Farms As Competitive as Old Energy Tech     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 5:40 AM ET

    "I think if you look at a new build plant say a new build coal plant versus a new build wind plan what you¿ll find is new build wind plant is very competitive. And what¿s really driving this is the new generation of technology," Daniel Foley, chief executive at Acciona Energy told CNBC. "Wind is the right economic choice based on price even without subsidies," he added. , CEO, Acciona Energy NA.

  • Recent surveys show energy supply concerns are forcing corporate offices to implement energy-reduction ideas, from lighting retrofits and HVAC system upgrades, to building redesign and rooftop solar panels, as much as climate change considerations.

  • Senators Propose Immediate End to Ethanol Subsidy Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 4:48 PM ET

    Two senators from ethanol-producing states proposed Thursday to immediately end a tax credit for the corn-based fuel and agreeing to support shifting some of that money to debt reduction.

  • Farms Keep Nebraska Economy Growing: Governor Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 3:35 PM ET

    Nebraska is in a positive state of mind thanks to a diversified economy and controlling spending, Gov. Dave Heineman told CNBC Wednesday.

  • The “Mad Money” host talks about who is up on the news of lower oil prices.

  • US Senate Votes to End Ethanol Industry Subsidies Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 6:46 PM ET

    The U.S. Senate voted 73 to 27 on Thursday to wipe out billions of dollars in support for the U.S. ethanol industry.

  • Senate Sidetracks Move to Repeal Ethanol Credit Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 5:27 PM ET

    The Senate refused to kill a $5 billion annual subsidy for ethanol on Tuesday, backing continued government aid for a Farm Belt-based industry instead of deficit reduction in an era of record red ink.

  • Should Ethanol Subsidies Be Cut?     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 11:21 AM ET

    Will an end on ethanol subsidies cause gasoline costs to rise? Insight with David Callahan, Demos and Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association.

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