Transparency in reporting is essential for energy companies but not happening yet

See InsideClimateNews.org for complete article on climate risk in business reporting, 9 Dec 2016 Among the issues being investigated by the attorney general of New York, Eric Schneiderman, in his continuing probe of Exxon, is whether the company has adequately disclosed to investors all that it knows about the risks it faces from climate change. In another development showing how …

Ohio Launching ‘Smart Mobility Corridor’ for Autonomous, Connected Vehicles

Cross-posted from AASHTO Journal 9 December 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich said the state is investing $15 million to install advanced highway technology along what it calls the “Smart Mobility Corridor,” a 35‑mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 in central Ohio that backers say will be a real-world proving ground for autonomous and connected vehicles. The announcement said the corridor …

Wind & solar go together, and adding wind to solar is still cheaper than storage

Adding wind can help cut battery costs, since the wind can (and often does) blow when the sun doesn’t shine. “If you’re in a location where the wind does blow, and especially where the wind complements solar, until the batteries get cheaper than the wind power itself, you’re going to be better off adding wind [than batteries],” Kurtz says.  A microgrid …

Philadelphia moving forward with a plan to create 10,000 green jobs over 10 years

Philadelphia is moving forward with an ambitious plan to create 10,000 “green jobs” over 10 years. It involves investing $1 billion in public and private money into energy efficiency projects in all city-owned buildings, schools, as well as 25,000 low-to-moderate-income homes and 2,500 small businesses. Energy efficiency plans are often billed as a “win-win-win:” clients save money on energy bills by …

6-person Uber vehicles and riders using program for transit, allows skipping taxes on commutes

UberPool vehicles must be able to accommodate six passengers to qualify for pretax benefits, says WageWorks. by Eric Newcomer December 13, 2016 Uber Technologies Inc. is expanding a partnership with WageWorks Inc. that allows users of the ride-sharing giant’s UberPool service to pay for commutes to and from work with pretax funds, bringing the benefit to several cities across the U.S. The …