The island of Ta‘u in American Samoa is running almost entirely on clean energy, thanks to SolarCity’s 1.4-megawatt solar power station and 6 megawatt hours of battery storage made possible by 60 Tesla Powerpacks.
Author: Leon Kaye
D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability is urging California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate the state’s solar power companies after mounting customer complaints.
Last week, beverage and snack foods giant PepsiCo acquired the popular brand KeVita, a California-based company that bottles kombucha, probiotic and apple vinegar beverages.
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Date labels on food packaging — such as ‘best by,’ ‘use by’ and ‘sell by’ — are often misunderstood, resulting in perfectly edible food being tossed out. 3p spoke with an academic and a nonprofit expert to find out we can solve this problem.
The Bay Area is arguably becoming the most economically and culturally segregated metropolitan region in the U.S. In short: Housing is becoming even more expensive, and more people of color are packing their bags and leaving.
At the COP22 climate talks in Morocco, Microsoft released a white paper that makes a strong business case for an internal carbon fee. The study comes four years after Microsoft launched an ambitious plan to become carbon neutral.
Twitter says it’s making “progress” on halting online abuse and harassment via an expansion of the mute feature. But critics say this Hail Mary pass came way too late.
This week, Apple partnered with the Conservation Fund to donate 32,400 acres of forest to the Forest Society of Maine. The tech giant’s gift connects over 1 million acres of forest that reach far beyond Maine’s border with Canada.
As the COP22 talks continue, the U.S., Canada and Mexico announced ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. Those plans were preceded earlier in the week by Germany, which was the first country to disclose an emissions reduction agenda for 2050.
As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated this week, coal companies, including those in his home state of Kentucky, should not start spending their coal paychecks. Even Trump’s promises can’t turn coal back into a thriving energy source.
French presidential contender Nicolas Sarkozy recent said that if Donald Trump pulls the U.S. out of the global climate treaty agreed at last year’s COP21 talks in Paris, Europe should impose a carbon tax on U.S. imports.
Shortly after Donald Trump and members of his family were interviewed on 60 Minutes, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry sent a “style alert” to journalists to inform them that a bracelet that she wore during that news segment could be purchased for $10,800. We are on the verge of an unprecedented barrage of conflicts of interest unless Trump transitions his assets into a true blind trust.
If Donald Trump gets his way and he builds that wall, or even succeeds in only launching his other immigration ideas, wages across many sectors could rise in the short term. Employment opportunities, however, could shrivel, and the fact is that manufacturing jobs are not coming back to the U.S.
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While Congress looks to chop benefits, groups like AARP are continuing to sound the drumbeat about the valuable, high-quality care this national program offers.