VW plans to cover fines related to its emissions fiasco with the money it’ll save on employment and pensions. The move also signals a new direction for the company with heavy investment in electric vehicles and other emerging technologies.
Back in 2000, Ford invested in a fact-finding mission to save water — and money along with it. The automaker saved 10.6 billion gallons of water between 2000 and 2015. And that’s just a start.
The flight to D.C. was powered by a blend of conventional kerosene-based Jet-A mixed with fuel extracted from a feedstock of “forest residuals,” the limbs and branches left behind after harvesting of managed forests. Great headline, but can a project like this move the needle?
GM will lay off 2,000 workers at various assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan during the first quarter of next year, and will eliminated shifts at two other factories. Meanwhile, consumers keep buying larger cars; so is the automaker nervous about the rollout of its much anticipated Chevrolet Bolt.
Last week Volkswagen unexpectedly dismissed its company historian, Manfred Grieger. Grieger documented Volkswagen’s history for over 20 years and revealed much about how the company, founded in 1937 by the Nazis’ trade union organization, grew before and during World War II. But more details of its Nazi past seemed too much for the company to handle.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is working to create a roofing product that is more durable and insulative than a traditional roof, yet with a lower installed cost and the added value of solar electricity.
After warming up to the health perks of cycling to work, freelance writer Daphne Standford decided to explore other ways in which bikes can benefit our economy and quality of life.
Climate action is no longer about philanthropy or social responsibility; it is good business sense, company executives said at the BSR conference in New York this week.
One startup, Aqua Metals, claims it has developed a lead-acid battery recycling process that could be a game changer and reduce this industry’s environmental impact — if it can scale.
Electric cars are billed as an environmentally-friendly alternative to our ordinary methods of transportation. But their impact depends heavily on where you do the charging.
Smaller, lighter, cheaper electric vehicle batteries could result from a new manufacturing process that eliminates an energy storage “hiccup.”
ClientEarth, which describes itself as a group of activist lawyers committed to a cleaner planet, is suing the U.K. government over what it calls a “national air pollution crisis.”
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As incomes rise and the global middle class expands, the remaining 82 percent of the world who have yet to step foot on an airplane will start flying in big numbers. But does that have to mean an increase in carbon emissions from aviation. John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer for United Technologies, doesn’t think so.