States take the wheel in drive for cleaner vehicles

February 19, 2019 by  
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From California to the Carolinas, states are implementing smart policies to rev up the marketplace for low- and zero-emission vehicles.

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What investors need to know from companies about sustainability

February 19, 2019 by  
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When companies don’t engage effectively with investors on their sustainability efforts they miss opportunities to differentiate themselves from peers.

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Nissan unveils incredible solar-powered mobile workshop for woodworkers

February 15, 2019 by  
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Over the years, we’ve seen thousands of unique van conversions , but Nissan has taken the van-loving world by storm with its new NV300 concept van — a mobile workshop for woodworking professionals. The amazing design, which was a collaboration between Nissan and UK-based firm Studio Hardie , is fully-functioning mobile woodworking studio that can be taken off grid, letting wood-loving artisans find inspiration anywhere they choose. What’s more, the van runs on solar power and its tools are powered by an emissions-free, weatherproof power pack made out of recycled electric car batteries. Unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show in Belgium, the van’s incredible design was created to provide the average craftsperson with optimal flexibility to move regularly between jobs as needed, in a functional and sustainable way. Slated for a springtime launch in Europe, the van will come in various lengths and heights. Related: DIY kits help explorers transform Sprinter vans into rugged adventure vehicles By contrast to the dark exterior, the van’s bright interior space lit by LED lighting is a woodworker’s dream come true. Lined in “lightweight and strong” pale ash, peg boards, boxes, cabinets and cubbies were built into the walls, while the doors have been outfitted for optimal tool storage. A wheeled stool glides on on metal rails to keep it from sliding around. The open interior allows the woodworkers to use the portable workbench inside during inclement weather. As studio founder William Hardie explained to Dezeen , “We decided to create a grid which we could anchor desks, racks and boxes to; this gave the interior a strong and rational form. We then played with our three-dimensional lines, adding or taking away to create a functional Mondrian-esque grid,” he stated. “The designs for the tool storage came from years of site work, thinking about how we work, what tool you want where. We often work in far-flung parts of the country and having such a versatile refined workspace that you can use on site is the ideal solution.” As an energy source, the van conversion operates on solar power and can go completely off grid. All of the power tools run on an Energy Roam battery, an emissions-free, weatherproof power pack with a storage capacity of 700 watt-hours. The batteries are repurposed from Nissan’s Leaf electric vehicles. + Studio Hardy Via Dezeen Images via Nissan

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Episode 158: 10 trends for green business, DHL delivers EV vision

February 8, 2019 by  
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Plus, why (and how) green loans are becoming a “thing” for sustainability professionals.

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In EV100 initiative, 31 companies join drive to switch to electric vehicles

February 5, 2019 by  
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The Climate Group’s global report tracks progress among major corporates shifting towards 100 percent electric fleets.

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The State of Green Business, 2019

February 5, 2019 by  
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It’s déjà vu all over again.

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The evolution of big auto and Silicon Valley

February 4, 2019 by  
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With legacy automakers expanding their R&D programs, Tesla isn’t the only car startup in the Valley.

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The next-gen cleantech entrepreneurs

February 4, 2019 by  
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And six innovative startups to watch from LACI’s CTO Global Forum.

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How China’s big overseas initiative threatens global climate progress

February 4, 2019 by  
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China’s new infrastructure plan, the Belt and Road Initiative, could transform economies — but its focus on coal-fired power plants is reckless.

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The pace of corporate electric fleet commitments is picking up

February 4, 2019 by  
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Does your company have a strategy in place?

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