Economy & Business

"Measure in Florida That Claims to Back Solar Power May Discourage It"

"Florida’s biggest electric utility companies are backing a proposed constitutional amendment that, the campaign says, 'promotes solar in the Sunshine State.' Not so: If Florida voters approve the ballot measure, it could pave the way for utilities to raise fees on solar customers and cast a heavy cloud over the future of rooftop solar energy in Florida."

Source: NY Times, 10/28/2016

Dakota Access Pipeline Company, Donald Trump Have Close Financial Ties

"Donald Trump’s close financial ties to Energy Transfer Partners, operators of the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, have been laid bare, with the presidential candidate invested in the company and receiving more than $100,000 in campaign contributions from its chief executive."

Source: Guardian, 10/27/2016

"Coke and Pepsi Give Millions to Public Health, Then Lobby Against It"

"The beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have given millions of dollars to nearly 100 prominent health groups in recent years, while simultaneously spending millions to defeat public health legislation that would reduce Americans’ soda intake, according to public health researchers."

Source: NY Times, 10/11/2016

Big Soda Sponsored 96 Health Groups — A Big Conflict Of Interest: Study

"Nearly 100 national health and medical groups — including the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — enjoy sponsorships by Coca-Cola Co. or PepsiCo, according to a new study by two Boston University researchers."

Source: Wash Post, 10/10/2016

"Americans Bought More EVs Last Month Than Ever Before"

"US plug-in vehicle sales reached a quarterly record for the three-month period that ended September 30, as demand improved for plug-in models such as the Tesla Model S battery-electric vehicle and the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)."

Source: Autoblog, 10/10/2016

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