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VW Aims to Remake Its Green Empire (and the Electric Car Industry)

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.

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Eileen Fisher’s Journey to 100 Percent Sustainability

Eileen Fisher’s journey to sustainability started by falling in love with the kimono, trips to Bhutan to learn about happiness and to favelas in Brazil to observe the human experience. She created a “purpose chair” that she sits in each morning to consider how to add purpose to her day. Her company’s goal is to become 100 sustainable and help the entire fashion industry meet that goal too.

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The ICT Industry Must Do More to Stop Forced Labor

KnowtheChain evaluated 20 global information and communications technology (ICT) companies, including Apple and HP, based on their efforts to mitigate forced labor in their supply chains. The labor-rights group found both good and bad news.

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Tesla Makes Offer to Buy SolarCity

Electric vehicle superstar Tesla just tendered an offer to buy America’s largest solar company, SolarCity. The move would make Tesla “the world’s only vertically-integrated energy company offering end-to-end clean energy products,” the company said.

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Apple Wants To Make It Harder To Fix iPhones

Three U.S. states aim to pass ‘right-to-repair’ legislation — which requires electronics manufacturers to give buyers the information needed to replace parts. But Apple is doing its best to keep such laws off the books.

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Ford on Mobility: ‘One Foot in Today and One Foot in Tomorrow’

Ford’s 2015 sustainability report is a candid summary of where the automaker is today and its goals for the future of sustainable transportation. Executive Chairman William Clay Ford summarizes the challenge as “reinventing this company to make it incredibly relevant for the next 50 years.”

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Hundreds of All-Electric, American-Made Scooters Coming to San Francisco

Electric-scooter sharing service Scoot Networks plans to bring hundreds of new, American-made machines to the streets of San Francisco. 3p’s Phil Covington spoke with Scoot’s CEO about the expansion plan, and took a ride on one of the shiny new scooters.

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Apple: Latest Powerhouse to Skip GOP Convention Funding

Apple announced it will not lend funding to the GOP for the 2016 Republican National Convention. It will also pull other technical support, such as complimentary MacBooks, crediting Donald Trump’s misogynistic and racist antics.

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Autonomous LED Lighting Is Driving a Smart Building Revolution

LED lighting systems can serve as a connectivity link between sensors, things, smart applications, artificial intelligence programming and human wearables. The disruptive result will be a lighting system that delivers both light and artificial intelligence for running our buildings.

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Will Ending Energy Poverty Produce a Unicorn?

More than a billion people worldwide need electricity. Will a new breed of decentralized renewable energy company provide it, and create the next billion-dollar startup in the process?

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This Incubator Has Saved 200,000 Premature Babies

The Embrace Warmer is a cheap infant incubator that creates heat and fights off neonatal hypothermia — and it’s credited with 200,000 babies saved and counting.