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Ford and GM to Join Forces On Fuel Efficient Transmission Systems

On Monday, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors (GM) inked an agreement that links both companies to develop next generation transmissions for cars…
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The GMO Fight Rages On: Implications of Bowman v. Monsanto

The Supreme Court will present a decision on Bowman v. Monsanto by June. It will have huge implications not only on what’s patentable…
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Talking Carbon Reduction with GM’s Sustainability Chief

GM achieved a milestone of 7,000 metric tons of carbon reduction as the result of their investment in IdleAir, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company…
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Via Motors Brings Electric Plug-in Heft to the Truck

Last week in Detroit, Via Motors unveiled the concept E-REV VTRUX, a retrofitted GM electric pick-up truck that gets 40 miles of range…
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Larger Corporate Presence Now the Reality in the Sharing Economy

The rise of the sharing economy, or collaborative consumption, means it has become far more mainstream, and therefore corporations are taking an interest.
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EV Review: New Chevrolet Spark EV Surprises with Powerful Torque and Road Handling

The Spark’s “green” credentials comes with performance that will shock many drivers with its powerful torque, spry road handling and entertainment options.
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GM’s Recycling Devision Now Generates $1B Annually

GM recently announced that it is ramping up its zero waste goals and now generates $1 billion a year from the reuse and…
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Why Better Place Fired Its Founder & CEO, Shai Agassi

How come Agassi, who was described on the 2009 TIME 100 list as “the closest we've seen to a Steve Jobs of clean…
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Michigan’s Sustainable Businesses Inspired by Bill McKibben

The Green Meets Black conference highlighted Michigan-based companies like Dow Chemical, Herman Miller, GM and Cascade Engineering who were making sustainable strides, but…
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GM Scrap Becomes Coats For Detroit’s Homeless

GM scrap ends up as the source of material for coats that keep Detroit's homeless warm during the frigid winter months.
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3 Thoughts for GM While It Halts Chevy Volt Production (Again)

August was an all time record month for the Chevy Volt. Yet, apparently the sales of the Volt are still not strong enough…
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Navigating the Government-Industry Nexus

What is the role of government in business? These two forces dominate society and interact in complex ways, sometimes partners, other times as…
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GM on Target to Meet Solar Energy Commitments

General Motors (GM) announced a commitment last year to double its solar use from its current 30 megawatts (MW) to 60 MW by…
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Interview: CEO of Carpooling.com on Partnership with Daimler

Last week Daimler made another step to deepen its involvement in the access economy by partnering and investing an undisclosed sum in the…
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Will A123 Systems’ New Battery Technology Save It From Becoming Another Solyndra?

A123 Systems' announcement on its new battery technology came just two weeks after the company warned that it may not be able to…