Bitcoins Used to Purchase Tesla Model S

The recent purchase of a Tesla Model S with bitcoin gives new meaning to the concept of an electronic purchase. At just 91.4 bitcoins, that $103,000 car proves that cryptocurrencies may no longer be just for earning a bit of chump change. Some think it may just be the answer for a stable global economy.

Energy Secretary Announces $150M Clean Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit Awards

Money’s tight in Washington D.C. amid sequestration and ongoing federal budget battles, but the Obama Administration is maintaining its commitment to helping forge a U.S. renewable and clean energy manufacturing base. Energy Secretary Moniz on Dec. 12 announced $150 million in Phase II, 48C Clean Energy Manufacturing Program tax credits.

Storify: #SodexoCR Chat Summary

On December 10, 2013, CSRwire and TriplePundit hosted a Twitter chat with Sodexo’s sustainability executives to discuss the global supplier’s first Integrated Report as well as its sustainability ambitions. Here are some highlights from the busy hour!

REI Encourages Consumers to Go Green, Reduce Packaging This Holiday Season

As consumers hit the stores this holiday season, REI is reminding them to vote with their dollars. Pointing to its own recent success in reducing consumer packaging by 36 percent, the company argues that choosing an environmentally friendly product in a sustainable package sends a strong message to manufacturers in the final weeks of the year.

Interview: Mark Gough, Head of Sustainability for the UK Crown Estate

Each year, in advance of the Smarter Sustainability Reporting Conference, which will take place in London next year, I try to engage with some of the key speakers prior to the conference, and also check out what they’ve been doing in the sustainability space. First up this year is Mark Gough.

Carbon Pollution Pricing: Risk and Reward?

Companies will use their carbon price as a planning tool to “help identify revenue opportunities, risks, and as an incentive to drive maximum energy efficiencies to reduce costs and guide capital investment decisions.”