New electric vehicles that can support mass transit are on the horizon, according to an announcement by the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office. The office has just dolled out $13.4 million to encourage the production of alternative fuel vehicles that can support community mass transit.
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The world’s most sustainable cities are redefining the building sector’s environmental impact. These cities are comprised of innovative buildings that incorporate the newest green technologies and building trends.
A controversial new grid study notes the falling cost of electricity, which presents a formidable barrier to the future survival of coal power plants.
For the first time ever, Patagonia purchased television airtime. The company will run ads in Montana, Utah and Nevada, states where activists say national monuments are under threat.
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To better equip corporate leaders with strategies on how to respond to social issues, CECP asked members of its corporate coalition to weigh in on how attention received by other companies is affecting their company strategy for speaking out on a social issue. CECP found that 61 percent of companies are sticking to their public advocacy strategy, with more than 20 percent advancing their strategy in response to public reaction to corporate leaders’ stance on social issues.
Municipal bonds have helped pay for some our country’s most iconic projects, including the Erie Canal and the Golden Gate Bridge. Today they help pay for the full spectrum of critical infrastructure, from schools, roads, and airports to hospitals, water systems, and affordable housing. But while municipal bonds have helped animate the growth of the United States for the past 200 years, to meet our nation’s infrastructure needs for the next 200 years, new financing tools are required.
The idea of a revenue-neutral carbon tax, introduced by GOP elders earlier this year, is slowly but surely gaining more support across the political spectrum.
The world’s population is expected to increase to just under 10 billion by 2050. Food production must be smart, efficient and sustainable say scientists, and new research suggest it’s agroecology, not genetic engineering, that has the best tools at hand for providing enough food for hungry populations.
Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality has slapped the city of Flint with a notice of violations, claiming there are “significant deficiencies” that the city still needs to address regarding its water infrastructure, including to get busy and sign a contract with a water provider.
In the business world, few phrases carry as much emotional baggage as “workers’ compensation.” Those who receive it, like most people who file personal injury claims, are often stereotyped as “lazy” or “greedy.” In an ongoing effort to detect fraud, many companies go to extensive lengths to scrutinize such claims. It’s enough to make an employee feel guilty for getting injured on the job. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Airbnb has emerged as a leader in the fight against those who promote hate and racial superiority, while other technology companies have failed in the wake of the Charlottesville attack.
Is the business community starting to have enough of President Trump? Yesterday, three CEOs of major brands quit their roles on White House advisory councils after the president fumbled public statements over the tragedy in Charlottesville.
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With 50 Fortune 500 companies and more than 400 small businesses voicing opposition to a proposed Texas bathroom law, the phenomenon of brands taking stands shows no sign of abating.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice insists that as a safety measure, the federal government should give $4.5 billion in annual funding to power companies that continue to use coal. That would amount to a subsidy of $15 per ton of coal burned.