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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We live in a digital world. Air pollution is killing us. We've got to clean up our oceans and beaches. Case closed.
Making money will always be top of mind for most business owners, but there is a movement towards a double or triple bottom line.
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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.
SkyTran is challenged to convince cities to update their aging infrastructure.
To get people to make a change, sometimes it needs to be more than the right thing to do.
That would include versions of the Jetta sedan, the Golf compact and the Audi A3 sold since 2009.
The birds are actually monitoring air pollution in London.
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