How Arrogance Pushed Uber Out of San Francisco

On Wednesday I shared here my analysis of Uber’s business model, making the case for Uber’s combative response to the California DMV over self-driving cars. The headline was ‘Why Uber Won’t Stop Testing Autonomous Cars in San Francisco.’ A few hours later, Uber ended the testing of autonomous cars in the city. What did I miss?

Israel, the Detroit of E-Bikes & E-Scooters

Visit Tel Aviv and other cities across Israel, and e-bikes and e-scooters are almost as common as bicycles. And Israel’s Startup Nation has become the Detroit of this alternative form of transportation.

Why Uber Won’t Stop Testing Autonomous Cars in San Francisco

The California DMV told Uber it couldn’t test its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco without a permit, but the ride-hailing company has no plans to back down. An analysis of its business model proves why, argues 3p’s Raz Godelnik.

The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Isn’t Over

The Obama administration denied a key route for the Dakota Access Pipeline. But that doesn’t mean the fight is over for those seeking to protect vital water sources. In fact, with President-elect Donald Trump due to arrive to the White House in just a few weeks, it’s just entered a new stage.

Will Trump Policies Kill The Electric Car?

While the Trump administration appears bearish on climate and air pollution action, market forces still favor growth in the EV market, albeit slow.

Have We Reached Peak Gasoline?

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the sun is already setting on gasoline, as electric vehicles will rapidly scale in numbers over the next 25 years.

Dakota Access Pipeline: Should Business Investment Define Tribal Sovereignty and Safety?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it plans to close down the Standing Rock Sioux water protectors’ camp next month. The protesters insist they are staying put, despite the advance of North Dakota’s hard winter season. With months of clashes between local officials and protestors, however, the winter may be the least of concerns for a people who feel their sovereign rights are now at increasing risk from big business and governments that appear to turn a blind eye to laws in favor of the energy sector.

Volkswagen Plans Massive Job Cuts

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.

Ford Sets Aggressive Goals For Water Savings

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.

Alaska Airlines Forest-Powered Airplane Takes Flight

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?

On the Eve of EV Chevy Bolt Rollout, GM Announces Layoffs

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.