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Booming Rooftop Solar Power Suffers Growing Pains Aug 18, 2014 |By David Biello
Business  (tags: world, americans, business, consumers, corporate, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics, finance, greenbuilding, investing, SustainableDevelopment, technology )

Ruth
- 53 minutes ago - scientificamerican.com
'There is a catch though: the coordination of solar company, local utility and homeowner may fail--leaving the homeowner in the lurch.' (Owning your own energy source is the only no-catch system.)
UK Wind Sets New Record and Supplies More Power Than Domestic Coal, Hydro and Biomass By Melissa C. Lott | August 14, 2014
Business  (tags: UK, business, consumers, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, government, greenbuilding, investing, SustainableDevelopment, world )

Ruth
- 2 hours ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
'On Sunday night, wind power in the United Kingdom supplied more electricity than domestic coal, biomass, and hydropower (combined) and set a new record for maximum hourly output.'
Did Congestion Charging Just Go Viral? By Tali Trigg | August 22, 2014
Business  (tags: world, business, consumers, economy, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, government, greenbuilding, investing, SustainableDevelopment, technology )

Ruth
- 2 hours ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
'City-scale congestion charging is picking up steam as a policy tool to free cities from crippling traffic. Singapore led the way starting in 1975, and London, Milan, and Stockholm have since followed suit.'
China To Offer Tax Breaks On Electric Cars, Mostly To Local Brands Reuters Aug 29, 2014
Business  (tags: China, business, consumers, corporate, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, government, greenbuilding, investing, SustainableDevelopment, world )

Ruth
- 2 hours ago - scientificamerican.com
'China announced on Friday additional policy support for electric car purchases, offering tax breaks predominantly for cars made by Chinese automakers. The list of tax breaks, posted on the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology,...'
Public Urged to Walk and Ride Bikes to Help Cut Smog Aug 13, 2014 Reuters
Business  (tags: China, business, consumers, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, greenbuilding, investing, SustainableDevelopment, world )

Ruth
- 2 hours ago - scientificamerican.com
'The Chinese government has identified public participation as a key element in its efforts to reverse some of the environmental damage done by more than three decades of breakneck economic growth'
Terry Macalister The Guardian, Thursday 28 August 2014 09.11 EDT
Business  (tags: world, americans, business, consumers, corporate, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics, finance, GoodNews, greenbuilding, investing, SustainableDevelopment, government )

Ruth
- 3 hours ago - theguardian.com
'Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22% of the world's electricity, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday in a new report.'
Is Shareholder Value Bad For Business? Shareholder Vs Stakeholder
Business  (tags: Shareholder, Stakeholder, James Post, Boston University School of Management, Redefining the Corporation, Market Basket, life expectancy of S&P 500 companies, Corporation, CEO )

Dandelion
- 4 hours ago - bostonglobe.com
If you're younger than 50 or 60, you've lived in a world where everyone taught you that this is what a corporation is supposed to do maximize profit and shareholder value. But the world used to be different. Shareholder vs Stakeholder. Good read.
GLP Infographic: Is Labeling GMOs Really About Our "Right to Know"?
Business  (tags: Infographic, Right to Know, Marketing, Fear Mongering, GMO Labeling, GMO's, Anti-GMO hysteria )

Brian
- 8 hours ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
The Nat'l Academies of Science of almost every country, World Health Organization, AMA and nearly every other medical and food oversight organization in the world have all concluded that GM crops are as safe as any other and pose no special risks..."
Even the Rich Are Admitting That Inequality Is Bad for Business
Business  (tags: world, money, rich, inequality, business, hungry, sick, homeless, opportunity, wealth, power )

Darren
- 11 hours ago - time.com
As the Gilded Age has been peaking, a number of the rich and their foundations have been helping the hungry, the sick, the homeless, the battered, the less educated and veterans in need of opportunity.
The Moaning Moguls
Business  (tags: Moguls, Mark Mizruchi, Emmanuel Saez, Thomas Piketty, government regulation, , Committee for Economic Development, The Fracturing of the American Corporate )

Dandelion
- 12 hours ago - newyorker.com
A century ago, industrial magnates played a central role in the Progressive movement, working with unions, supporting workmen's compensation laws and laws against child labor, and often pushing for more government regulation. Why not today?
How Toronto's Labour Day Parade Began
Business  (tags: march, Labor Day, economy, government, labor, law, money, politics, society, Toronto, parade )

Lone
- 13 hours ago - thestar.com
In 1872, 10,000 people took to Toronto's streets to fight for a nine-hour workday. And labour leaders say there's still a reason to walk.
Over 100 Years Ago, 123 Young Women Working In A Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country.
Business  (tags: business, commerce, workers, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Labor Day, workers rights, sweatshops, safety )

Robert
- 15 hours ago - upworthy.com
I have a hard time watching this and not getting terribly angry. Those 123 young women and 23 men who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on March 25, 1911, deserve to be remembered.
The True Meaning of Labor Day
Business  (tags: Labor Day, workers, usa, americans, society, politics, labor )

Cal
- 17 hours ago - thenation.com
For America's workers, Labor Day marks more than the end of summer. It's a reminder of the struggles we have won--and those that lie ahead.
Frankenfoods? Debunking 13 Myths Behind GMOs
Business  (tags: Anti-GMO, genetically modified organisms, hysteria, anti-science, disinformation, media campaign )

Brian
- 19 hours ago - buzzfeed.com
"Opponents of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) continue to spook the public with false claims about the GMO industry. "
Scottish Independence: How Might a Currency Change Affect the Rest of the UK?
Business  (tags: world, england, scotland, independence, currency, business, money, society, investments, humans )

Darren
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Holyrood and Westminster are sharply at odds when it comes to whether an independent Scotland could keep using the pound sterling. If the monetary union between Scotland and the rest of the UK ended, what impact would it have on the rest of the UK?
 

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