Lyft and Uber have announced new features that could bring them closer to true ridesharing than ever before. Last week, Lyft launched its new “Lyft Line,” which allows users to share rides with strangers going along similar routes. Not to be outdone, Uber preemptively announced that it would be launching a similar feature — UberPool — on August 15.
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Already in wide use, renewable energy certificate tracking systems offer states a cost-effective means of complying with the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, according to a study from the Center of Resource Solutions and the Regulatory Assistance Project.
Early companies never really considered how corporate business may impact the environment. As forests were burned to the ground in the name of progress, companies set a bad example that haunts the world to this day. Even today, as more organizations and people strive to remedy the damage of the past, several companies still see the world as an expendable commodity.
In hopes of cutting energy costs and going green, homeowners, as of late, have turned to eco-friendly and green home remodeling solutions. One such solution is metal roofing. While metal roofing has experienced a surge in popularity, the question remains: What are the actual environmental benefits of a metal roof?
In order to be effective at reaching the desirable public health outcomes, architects and planners and those involved in the discussion of smart growth must attach themselves first to the work of peeling back the layers of all-inclusive design strategies that will serve the greater community—not just the all-too fortunate few.
With states such as California, New York and Hawaii turning to intelligent energy storage solutions to enhance grid reliability in the face of growing solar power generation, Sharp announced its SmartStorage intelligent demand response system is now available to commercial customers throughout California.
The new UPS sustainability report proves that carbon management is good business: UPS is shipping more orders while reducing carbon emissions.
SPECIAL SERIES: Setting The Standard
Last month, we discussed the implications of indoor air quality (IAQ). We asked why you should care, and came up with a number of answers focused on health. If that weren’t reason enough, there is another reason that IAQ should be of particular interest to business owners: employee productivity.
According to the study, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, many of which have loudly protested the EPA’s new carbon rules, would see a combined annual net economic benefit of up to about $16 billion by implementing them.
Based on research from Tel Aviv University on the super-absorbancy of jellyfish flesh, the Israeli nanotechnology company Cine’al Ltd. is developing a diaper that’s more absorbent and decomposes in just 30 days. And by the way, this new green product is made of jellyfish.
“Renewables — including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, waste heat and small-scale hydroelectric — accounted for a whopping 49 percent of new U.S. electric generating capacity in 2012, with new wind development outpacing even natural gas,” writes Jon Wellinghoff, partner at Stoel Rives LLP and former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in the report