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Big Solar Is Leaving Rooftop Systems in the Dust
Solar Energy

Big Solar Is Leaving Rooftop Systems in the Dust

The success of large-scale solar has raised questions about the wisdom of continuing incentives for rooftop installations, which remain far more expensive than most other forms of electricity.
Volkswagen Agrees to $15.3 Billion Settlement in Diesel Pollution Case
Volkswagen

Volkswagen Agrees to $15.3 Billion Settlement in Diesel Pollution Case

The settlement stems from VW's admission in September that it intentionally misled regulators by installing secret software that allowed U.S. vehicles to emit up to 40 times legally allowable pollution.
VW to Pay More Than $10 Billion for U.S. Emissions Scandal
Volkswagen

VW to Pay More Than $10 Billion for U.S. Emissions Scandal

As part of the settlements, Volkswagen will to help boost zero emissions vehicles and introduce a program to offset excess diesel pollution from the offending vehicles.
Nissan to Develop Ethanol-Based Fuel Cell Technology by 2020
Environment

Nissan to Develop Ethanol-Based Fuel Cell Technology by 2020

The Japanese company said using ethanol, produced from crops including sugar cane and corn, to generate hydrogen-based electricity inside vehicles would be cheaper than fuel cell technology.
Apple Creates a New Company to Sell Solar Energy
Apple

Apple Creates a New Company to Sell Solar Energy

The company might have plans to expand its farms even further to prepare for new projects, such as charging stations for the long-rumored Apple car.
3 No-Brainer Reasons Why I'm Going More Green -- and Why You Should Too
Entrepreneur Network

3 No-Brainer Reasons Why I'm Going More Green -- and Why You Should Too

We live in a digital world. Air pollution is killing us. We've got to clean up our oceans and beaches. Case closed.
Bryan Elliott
To Make Investors Care About The Environment Show Them the Money!
Radicals & Visionaries

To Make Investors Care About The Environment Show Them the Money!

Making money will always be top of mind for most business owners, but there is a movement towards a double or triple bottom line.
Ed Sappin
4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Practice 'Conscious Capitalism'
Conscious capitalism

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Practice 'Conscious Capitalism'

Small companies are creating long-term value while driving in the conscious capitalism movement forward.
Tina Young
The Still-Not-Here-Yet Paperless Office
Environment

The Still-Not-Here-Yet Paperless Office

Going paperless is an investment that has proven its worth.
Ben Zimmer
Seek Out a Different Environment, Increase Your Experience -- and Change Your Life
Change

Seek Out a Different Environment, Increase Your Experience -- and Change Your Life

Why is it that so many people meander day-after-day through the same quagmire of crap? It's simple: It just doesn't hurt enough.
Ken Dunn
This Company Wants City Dwellers to Travel in Flying Pods. First, It Must Face the Huge Hurdle of Regulations.
Innovation

This Company Wants City Dwellers to Travel in Flying Pods. First, It Must Face the Huge Hurdle of Regulations.

SkyTran is challenged to convince cities to update their aging infrastructure.
Nina Zipkin
7 Clean-Tech Companies That Solve More Than Environmental Problems
earth day

7 Clean-Tech Companies That Solve More Than Environmental Problems

To get people to make a change, sometimes it needs to be more than the right thing to do.
Lydia Belanger
VW to Offer to Buy Back Nearly 500,000 U.S. Diesel Cars, Sources Say
Volkswagen

VW to Offer to Buy Back Nearly 500,000 U.S. Diesel Cars, Sources Say

That would include versions of the Jetta sedan, the Golf compact and the Audi A3 sold since 2009.
Why These Pigeons Are Wearing Tiny Backpacks
Environment

Why These Pigeons Are Wearing Tiny Backpacks

The birds are actually monitoring air pollution in London.