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Why Corporate Values Matter, even if Not All Consumers Care

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.07.2017 | Business
Daniel Wagner

VW has paid a deservedly high price for its emission scandal, with more than $20 billion in total fines, having suffered severe damage to its reputati...

Toyota Is No Longer The World's Top-Selling Automaker

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.30.2017 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp’s four-year run as the world’s top-selling automaker has ended as the Japanese company said on Monday its glob...

'Green News Report' - January 12, 2017

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.12.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson gets a grilling on climate change during Se...

Another Big Automaker Just Fell Into Its Own 'Dieselgate' Scandal

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.12.2017 | Green

Volkswagen may not be the only automaker manipulating its diesel efficiency ratings. Environmental Protection Agency officials accused Fiat Chrysler A...

Volkswagen To Cough Up $4.3B To Settle Emissions Litigation

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 01.11.2017 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG has agreed to plead guilty to U.S. charges it cheated on diesel emissions tests for a decade, accepting t...

Open Letter To Attorney General Lynch: Prosecution Or Guilty Pleas For Corporate Crime

Ralph Nader | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
Ralph Nader

To bring justice to the victims of the Takata and VW criminal actions, I ask that you not just fine the companies and agree to deferred prosecution agreements, or a guilty plea against some subsidiary of the company -- but bring the full weight of the criminal law -- against both the parent company and responsible executives.

Volkswagen Confirms $4.3 Billion U.S. Settlement

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.10.2017 | Business

DETROIT/BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG confirmed on Tuesday it has negotiated a $4.3 billion draft settlement with U.S. regulators to resolv...

FBI Arrests Volkswagen Executive In Emissions Scandal: Report

Reuters | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.09.2017 | Business

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Volkswagen AG executive on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, the New York Times r...

7 Things to Know About Billions in VW Clean Transportation Funds

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 12.12.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

This post was co authored by Katherine Clements, a Legal Assistant with Sierra Club's Environmental Law Program. From 2009 to 2015, Volkswagen sold ...

The death of the internal combustion engine

We Mean Business | Posted 12.09.2016 | Technology
We Mean Business

By Nigel Topping, CEO of We Mean Business - Earlier this year I placed a bet: "By December 31 2029 one of the world's top ten car manufacturers in ...

Volkswagen Moving Us Backward Again?

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 11.22.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Photo Credit: Sierra Club When the election votes were barely tallied, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers representing most automakers that sel...

Why it's so hard for Europeans to get compensation after Dieselgate

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.22.2016 | Technology
The Conversation Global

Francesca Colli, Katholiek Universiteit of Leuven More than a year after the Dieselgate scandal, which uncovered cheating by Volkswagen and other car...

'Green News Report' - October 27, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.27.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Leaked audio exposes utility companies' deliberately deceptive anti-solar...

5 Cars Americans Would Love but Can't Buy in the U.S.

Brian Moody | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Brian Moody

I really like weird stuff -- cars especially. And I mean all kinds of weird-car stuff: big, small, new, old, odd, quirky, fast -- whatever. As much as...

How 'Dieselgate' May Become a Tipping Point in the Global EV Race

Margo T. Oge | Posted 10.11.2016 | Green
Margo T. Oge

On the face of it, the revelation that 500,000 VW cars in the United States were designed to cheat on diesel emissions testing doesn't seem like good news for air quality. And, sadly, it seems VW was not the only culprit -- a new study by Transport and Environment shows that nearly every European automaker has cheated on the diesel emission requirements.

Four New Fun Colors for the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle

Rita Cook | Posted 10.04.2016 | Travel
Rita Cook

The Volkswagen Beetle has always been known as a happy car. It's no different in 2016 so whether you opt for the coupe or the convertible like I drove, you will be smiling about it. I also noticed that Volkswagen owners stick together.

Someone Is Actually Facing Jail Time For Volkswagen's Pollution Scandal

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business

A Volkswagen engineer pleaded guilty to conspiring to cheat on U.S. emissions tests and agreed to work with federal prosecutors to investigate the Ger...

Move Beyond 'Dieselgate' At National Drive Electric Week

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 09.09.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Have you ever thought about switching to an electric vehicle (EV)? Duped drivers of so-called "clean diesel" Volkswagen cars in particular may be in the market.

Volkswagen Looks To Settle Criminal Probe With Fines Up To $1.2 Billion

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG and the U.S. Justice Department have held preliminary settlement talks about resolving a criminal probe into the ...

Expats and Their Families - Chattanooga Style

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 08.02.2016 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

The attendees at the International Business Council (IBC) of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce were a diverse mix of nationalities, professions, expats, and industries. The annual meeting of the IBC, the Chamber's newest council, attracted students, family members, colleagues, and executives.

A Strong EPA Delivers Protection, Justice, And Pathways To A Cleaner Future

Gina McCarthy | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Gina McCarthy

In one of the most creative and ambitious environmental enforcement settlements in U.S. history, we are addressing the immediate pollution issue VW caused and, at the same time, setting a new precedent for long term benefits that can be achieved under the Clean Air Act.

'Green News Report' - June 28, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: More deadly floods, this time in West Virginia; Raging wildfire kills two...

Why Diesels Were About to be Obsolete Anyway

Brian Moody | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Brian Moody

As Volkswagen reaches a settlement for US owners, something occurred to me. Have you ever had a really great idea in the shower? I haven't. My epiphan...

Learning From Volkswagen's $10 Billion Sustainability Mistake

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.27.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

As Volkswagen continues to struggle in the aftermath of their deceptive emissions reporting scheme, they are starting to pay for some of the costs of their mistake.

When Healing What Ails the Market, Start With Your Own Wallet

Toni Johnson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Toni Johnson

Philanthropy cannot be expected to solve the problem of global inequity We have managed as a global society to reduce extreme poverty among millions ...