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The Biggest Beneficiary Of Ride-Hailing Services Might Be Public Transit

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business

It's easy to think of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft as being in competition with public transportation. But they could actually end up caus...

What Are We Going to Do About Oil?

Justin Guay | Posted 02.11.2017 | Green
Justin Guay

Just last week President Obama made headlines by floating a $10 per barrel oil tax. This needs to be the opening salvo in a renewed effort to move the country beyond oil, but the effort also needs to be more ambitious.

Uber Drivers Have No Right to Strike

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.04.2017 | Business
Steve Siebold

Some Uber drivers in New York City went on strike this week, after the company reduced rates on its basic service, UberX, in New York City by 15 perce...

Why You Shouldn’t Be Mad About This Car-Sharing App For The 1%

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology

It just got a little bit easier for residents of a fancy Manhattan apartment building to get around the Big Apple. But don't be jealous: This could be...

Evil Hipster Ecologist Taxis? Will it Fly???

David Sable | Posted 09.21.2016 | Business
David Sable

Let's take a look at the globally surging ride-sharing/ride-hailing industry around the world as a case in point. And nowhere better to start than Uber. Is Uber the new Evil Empire? And if so, who cares?

Los Angeles Pioneers Electric Car-Sharing for Low-Income Residents

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 08.13.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

California state Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon recently announced a new electric vehicle car-sharing grant for the City of Los Angeles that will make zero emission driving available to low-income residents.

TheFuturein5 Episode 30: Why Uber is Not Really in The Transportation Business

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of the Future in 5, I talk about why Uber is not really in the transportation business. I'm a very frequent Uber user. Every time I go to a conference or speak at an event -- which is fairly often -- I take the UberBlack car.

Germany Bans Uber, Police Raid Company's Paris Offices

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | Technology

(recasts, adds Uber news from Paris and Amsterdam) By Eric Auchard and Christoph Steitz FRANKFURT, March 18 (Reuters) - ...

Sharing Services Will Continue to Dominate in 2015

Paul DeLong | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Paul DeLong

As the sharing economy becomes more widely accepted, it opens the door for sharing services in new industries to take root and build reputable brands. Based on the principle of communal goods or services, companies will continue to help users solve common annoyances.

Considering Life Without Owning a Car

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

According to an October study by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) and the Frontier Group, millennials are driving significantly less than older Americans.

Taking Rides With Strangers

Steven Strogatz | Posted 11.02.2014 | Science
Steven Strogatz

Imagine how much money could be saved, and how much traffic and pollution could be reduced, if people shared taxis with strangers.

Uber Car Pool Service Helps You Save Money By Riding With Strangers

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology

Uber is testing a new car pool service that allows users to catch a ride with other people scheduling similar routes. The company says riders can s...

Uber Gets Record Valuation

Bloomberg | Posted 06.06.2014 | Technology

Uber Technologies Inc. is creating a new category of hot startup: the $17 billion club....

6 More Ways Chicagoland is Greener and Cleaner Than You Think (Part II)

Amanda Hanley | Posted 06.22.2014 | Chicago
Amanda Hanley

Thanks to an exploding food movement over the past 10 years, more food than ever is now being grown in backyards, rooftops, vacant lots and abandoned factories throughout Chicagoland.

Can A Giant Vending Machine Solve China's Pollution Problem?

Posted 01.27.2014 | Green

China has a pollution problem, and Chinese vehicle manufacturer Kandi Technologies thinks it can help solve it. As car sales reach an all-time high...

Innovation Earth: This Could Be 'The Future Of Urban Transportation'

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.16.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

By 2050, seven out of every 10 people living on Earth will call themselves an urbanite. So how will we navigate the throng?

A World Where You Own Nothing: Welcome to the Usership Economy

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Joseph F. Coughlin

Want entertainment? Instead of reaching for your CDs or even your hard drive -- you rent the musical experience from the cloud from any number of providers: Spotify, Pandora and others with varying business models, but all you require for any of them is a credit card and password.

Drop in Oil Consumption Signals Power of Free Market

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The large bulk of oil consumption is from transportation, and as laid out in painful detail on SmartPlanet, the drop is not due to greater vehicle efficiency. So what is driving this drop?

Major Changes At Zipcar

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

* Deal for about $500 million, or $12.25/share in cash * Offer is 49 percent premium to Monday close * Deal to add to Av...

Sharing Economy Law: Outdated Rules Create Opportunity

April Rinne | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
April Rinne

Today presents an unparalleled opportunity for current and aspiring lawyers, policy makers, and engaged citizens to help redefine the enabling environment for the Sharing Economy and, in the process, to help rewrite the cultural narrative about what "the good life" means.

We've Got Zipcar!!!

Posted 11.01.2012 | Miami

Zipcar is now all over Miami's urban core. While already a mainstay at the University of Miami campus, the car share service expanded today with 4...

Hertz On Demand: Travel Industry Game Changer?

Paul Brady | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel
Paul Brady

Why rent a car for your whole trip -- and pay to park it -- when you only need it for a day?

Passing the Baton on Climate Change

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

This is not old style environmentalism, where consumers change their behavior to be morally correct while denying themselves basic comforts. And it's certainly not capitalism as we know it. It's adaptation, where environment and capitalism come together.

POLL: Would You Car-Share?

Posted 07.17.2012 | Miami

A fleet of adorable mini cars are coming to Miami, joining new green transit options including Deco Bike and the Miami Trolley. Vehicle-sharing pro...

Eco Etiquette: Can Our Cities Save Us?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My husband and I are clos...