Duke Energy, North Carolina’s largest coal company, stands to gain in the state’s latest round of coal ash regulations. Some payouts protect homeowners’ rights to clean water, but does Bill 630 go far enough to protect the state’s natural resources? Maybe not, suggests a new suit brought against the coal company.
Author: Jan Lee
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The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is the latest incubator for innovative recycling ideas. And that extends to an innovative public-private partnership model to reduce textile waste.
Volkswagen’s future is electrically charged. Or, that’s the way the company sees it. Fresh out of court, saddled with billions in debt and still facing lawsuits, VW is looking forward. And its course may help accelerate the electric car industry as well.
The U.S., Canada and Mexico took a huge step yesterday in setting new goals to combat climate change. Agreements signed by the three countries include clean energy targets and emissions reductions. Oh, and plans to boost business travel access through better border procedures.
Rough waters are far from over for German carmaker Volkswagen. This week, angry shareholders called for board resignations, while the German regulatory agency BaFin announced further investigations. And there may be even more independent probes to come.
Can a company be socially responsible without a transparent supply chain? Organizations unwilling to make their operations visible to consumers may be left behind.
Van Jones predicted that black voter turnout could well determine the next president. And according to the NAACP, that weighty percentage is being diminished by discriminatory policies at the state level. What impact will it have on the November election?
In May, a wildfire in northern Alberta, Canada, forced oil companies to halt extraction operations and evacuate some 8,000 workers from the oil sands. Now, one of Western Canada’s largest gas distributors is feeling the pinch. And so are tourists and residents, as Petro Canada shuts off its pumps.
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Savers, also known in Canada and parts of the U.S. as Value Village, conducted an online survey to see how North Americans feel about waste, donation and reuse.
The bio-based product industry is growing. And the USDA’s BioPreferred Program is working to promote the benefits of a sustainable bio-based product industry that helps reduce our dependence on fossil fuel sources. 3p spoke with Kate Lewis, program analyst for the BioPreferred program, to find out what the bio-based market is doing and why it’s good news for the U.S. economy.
After examining genetically-engineered foods for two years, the National Academy of Sciences released its report. If you were expecting a silver bullet that would put this topic to rest, you may be left wanting. And it did little to pacify proponents or critics of GMO technology.
JetBlue’s 2015 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report reflects a comprehensive vision that often goes outside the bounds of what is expected from a popular low-cost airline.
If new guidelines issued Wednesday go through, Duke Energy will have eight more years to clean up coal ash deposits in North Carolina. Environmental organizations say that’s not fast enough, as criticism mounts against Gov. McCrory’s administration and its alleged involvement in softening regulations affecting the energy giant.