Earth 2017

Ford Focus SR test drive by Bill Roth Founder of Earth 2017

How Ford Focus RS Smart Technology Impacts Sustainability

3p economic correspondent Bill Roth took a spin in the Focus RS at Ford's proving grounds in Dearborn, Michigan.
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The Clean Tech Electricity Future

The 21st-century grid has the potential to be a lower-cost, lower-emissions and higher-reliability solution. And large utilities are ushering in the next generation…
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Unhealthy Big Food: The New Big Tobacco?

Our national weight crisis is a health epidemic that is literally killing us: 300,000 Americans will die this year from obesity. This is…
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Utilities Fighting Lower Electric Bill Zombie Apocalypse

Increasingly, clean technologies like solar, batteries and smart appliances are costing less due to global growth in manufacturing economies of scale plus technical…
The Boomer Generation Diet by Bill Roth Founder of Earth 2017

New CDC Report Documents America’s Weight Crisis

The most recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents how much weight we've gained since 1994. And…
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3 Surprising Reasons For Low Oil Prices

Since 1974. OPEC (the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) has curtailed oil supplies to raise prices and profits. What changed that is causing…
Tesla Model S test drive by Earth  2017 Founder Bill Roth

Test-Drive Comparison: Tesla Model S vs Toyota Mirai

3p economic correspondent Bill Roth test-drove the all-electric Tesla Model S and the hydrogen-fueled Toyota Mirai. Check out his side-by-side comparison, and see…
Earth 2017 Founder Bill Roth test drives hydrogen fueled Toyota Mirai.

Is the Hydrogen-Fueled Toyota Mirai a Disruptive Technology?

Toyota branded the Mirai hydrogen-fueled car as a technology turning point. And for good reason, says 3p's Bill Roth.
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Big Food Lobby Protects Profit Health, Not Public Health

Big Food's lobbying efforts have successfully made profit health more important than public health, argues 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth.
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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.…
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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…
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Can A Company Be Green If It Is Damaging Human Health?

Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder…
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GenZe 2.0 Electric Scooter Generates Zero-Emissions Fun

3p's Bill Roth takes a ride on the new GenZe 2.0 all-electric scooter, which promises fun-filled and zero-emissions urban commuting.
A gas-rationing system is announced in the afternoon newspaper in 1974. Are we destined to repeat the cycle?

How Behavioral Economics Impacts You and Our Planet

A look at how America reacted to the 1974 oil embargo shows we are repeating history.
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4 Ways to Grow Clean-Tech Jobs in Your City

The best kept secret in America is that clean tech is a mega job-creator. Clean tech not only accounts for a large number…