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California, Feds Reject Volkswagen Recall ‘Fix’

Last week, the California Air Resources Board and the U.S. EPA said “no deal” to Volkswagen’s proposal to buy back some of the vehicles that were outfitted with cheat devices. The two agencies say the plan doesn’t go far enough to address the problems caused by its latest emissions scandal.

Shell Plans to Slash Costs, Jobs to Buy LPG Leader

More than six months have passed since Royal Dutch Shell announced its plans to purchase the energy exploration company BG Group, and the vote is still out as to whether investors will go for the merger.

Looking at the Dutch Solar Bike Path After One Year

After one year, researchers are in an educated position to say whether the SolaRoad — a high-tech bike path in Krommenie, Netherlands — was everything green-minded people hoped it would be.

Using Access to Employment to Empower Refugees

Remarkably, there are several U.S.-based companies whose missions are to not just empower, but enable refugees and individuals who reside in developing nations. Here are two of them.

The Conflict-Free Effect: Better for Society, Better for Business

At the Consumer Electronics Show, the CEO of Intel announced that the company is moving beyond microprocessors to validate its broader product base as conflict-free in 2016. Carolyn Duran, supply chain director and conflict minerals program manager for Intel, explains.

Is 2016 the Year of Community?

The new year shows signs of big businesses focusing on local community action. How can they scale their local action?

Want To Be in the Know? Add These Conferences to Your Calendar for 2016

The calendar is rolling over to a new year, and as we round this corner we’re excited to see what social innovations will occur in 2016. It’s a great time to plan which conferences you want to attend to learn what’s new in the world of sustainability and snag early-bird discount tickets.

Carbon Monitoring Will Play a Crucial Role in the Quest to Curb Warming

A recent report on EU energy governance, produced by the British House of Lords, says that “EU-wide binding 2030 renewables targets will not be delivered unless it is backed-up by a monitoring and enforcement mechanism that acts as a guarantor for the agreement.” So, how are we to go about measuring carbon emissions?

Fossil Fuels: A Green Revolution Starts with Partnerships

Changing global mindset about energy production must start at the source, by involving those who already have the technology and expertise in energy production. Public-private partnerships that are founded in constructive, forward-thinking legislation and incentives and involve the companies with the greatest stake in today’s fossil fuel industries offer the best opportunities for change.