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How America’s Recycling Crisis Threatens You

The global crash in commodity prices is one of the two major reasons reason why recycling economics have collapsed.

How Do America’s Heartland Cities Achieve Economic Growth in the 21st Century

Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a great town with friendly, talented people. It has a downtown that urban millennials love with an attractive mix of…

Chevy Volt Blazes Trail For Upcoming All-Electric Bolt

3p's Bill Roth drove approximately 90 miles over the mountains from San Diego to Palm Desert to test the Chevy Volt on a…

How Electric Cars Promote Weight Loss

Can electric vehicles promote weight loss? 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth thinks so -- and he's out to prove it with a short…

Imagine Gas-Free Days Driving a Volt

It is day three of 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth's Chevy Volt test drive, and he has yet to use a single gallon…

The Volt Is Electric Luxury At Chevy Prices

General Motors loaned 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth a Chevy Volt to test-drive for a week. He shares his reaction after hopping behind…

Alexa, Order Me a Ford Uber: Mobility and the Internet of Things

Ford is working to link home-automation devices like Amazon Echo with its vehicles, allowing customers to control lights, thermostats and other home systems…

How Technology Innovation Will Save Customer-Owned Solar

Nevada became just the latest state where a public utility commission crushed the economics out of customer-owned solar. When commissions endorse the utility…

Zero-Emissions Smart Mobility and Your City

Ford is piloting its mobility-as-a-service program on the streets of London (think: Amazon Prime for urban transportation). 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth spoke…

3 Disruptive Technologies Driving Zero-Emission Smart Cars

Three disruptive technologies are enabling companies like Google, GM and Lyft to rethink the design and commercialization of the automobile.

Your 21st-Century Car Will Be Zero-Emissions and Smart

Silicon Valley and Detroit are in a race to reinvent the automobile. 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth makes his predictions about the result.

Baby-Boomer Weight Crisis is Crushing Millennials With Taxes and Debt

The baby boomer generation's lifestyle, and its unintended weight-related health consequences, is the greatest threat to our country’s ability to balance its budget…

Millennials and Other Trends Reshaping America

2015 marked the milestone emergence of the millennial generation as the driving force behind the green economic revolution.

2015 in Review: The Sustainability Mega-Trends Driving Business Success

There was much to be pessimistic about in 2015, but this year gave additional confirmation that the green economic revolution is real and…

A Pricing Alternative To COP21

As an economist, I have a jaundice view of the COP21 agreement. My skepticism ties to a lack of price signals included in…