On January 25, the New York Times dug into plans by General Motors, Toyota and Ford to build and operate factories for electric vehicles and their batteries in the United States' manufacturing corridor.
Venture investors and auto-company directors rarely take strategic pointers from urban-planning activists. In light of this November 19 essay pinpointing electric SUVs' sustainability failings, perhaps they should.
Utilities like Duke Energy and Xcel Energy have issued billions in green bonds to fund renewables development. Green banks in New York, Connecticut and other states are backing investments in distributed resources and energy efficiency. It appears much more institutional money wants in on the green opportunity.
Questions remain about where the money is coming from to fund both the petition drive for a public vote on FirstEnergy’s subsidies and the inflammatory campaign against it by a group called Ohioans for Energy