Sustainability News

Sustainability is a simple concept, but it is one that is incredibly difficult for societies, countries and governments to achieve. To help you navigate through the issues and stay informed, Wiser has created a sustainability news digest. Living sustainably means everyone on the planet making sure resources and conditions are maintained for the long term. This is because everything that is done by humans has an impact on the natural environment, positively or negatively. Sustainable practices are those that protect natural resources like water and other materials. Scientists believe that unless sustainability goals are achieved, population growth and increased consumption will lead to a strain on natural resources that will, at some point, become too heavy to withstand. Changes in society that are ongoing include environmental protection measures, the increased use of renewable energy, and the development of new green technologies. All of these topics and more are covered in the articles that feature in the sustainability news digest from Wiser. Sign up today to make sure you are always up-to-date.

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Uber and France battle in court over whether company is a taxi service
Venture Beat • Reuters
Department of Energy website changing emphasis towards bioproducts away from biofuels
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
Are electric cars ready to stand on their own?
The Economic Times of India
Uber's secret Hell program violated drivers' privacy, class-action suit claims
The Guardian • Julia Carrie Wong
Latest renewables news hot off the press 24/4/2017
Renewable Energy Mag
Crunch Report | Uber Responds to iPhone Tracking Report
TechCrunch • Anthony Ha
Smart Parking Apps Could Be Next Uber Model For VCs In China
Forbes • Contributor, Rebecca Fannin
Former Lyft Driver Sues Uber Over ‘Hell’ Tracking Program
Fortune Magazine • Julia Zorthian
A Reporter Whose Sources Are Strangers on the Train
The New York Times • Rachel Nuwer
Texas as a Model for Clean Energy
Breaking Energy • Michael Vinci
 
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Green Transportation, Hedge Funds
Uber and France battle in court over whether company is a taxi service
Venture BeatReuters
Image Credit: Adam Fagen, Flickr (Reuters) — U.S. ride-hailing app Uber told Europe’s top court on Monday that it was a digital service, not a transport service, and that a French law clearly targeted online taxi services, in its latest European legal...
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Biofuels, Biomass
Department of Energy website changing emphasis towards bioproducts away from biofuels
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Washington, the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative that monitors federal websites says the Department of Energy website has changed its focus to job creation from while reducing climate change rhetoric. For the website of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, the focus is...
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
Are electric cars ready to stand on their own?
The Economic Times of India
NEW YORK: Edmunds, the car-research company, warned that the elimination of a $7,500 US tax credit is “likely to kill (the) US EV market.“ Edmunds pinned its argument on what happened in Georgia, a state that became an unlikely leader in electric...
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Green Transportation, Lyft Inc
Uber's secret Hell program violated drivers' privacy, class-action suit claims
The GuardianJulia Carrie Wong
Uber faced yet another challenge on Monday when a former Lyft driver filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that a secret program created by the ride-hailing giant to spy on its rival’s drivers violated federal and state privacy laws. The program, known internally...
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Energy & Utilities, Energy Efficiency
Latest renewables news hot off the press 24/4/2017
Renewable Energy Mag
• Renewable energy trends to keep an eye on in 2017Eco Business • Lawmakers Push for More Renewable Energy ProductionKUNR • On solar energy visit, Hassan criticizes Trumps proposed cuts to renewable energy industrynh1.com • Apple backing two huge Oregon renewable-energy projectsBiz...
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Green Transportation, Mobile
Crunch Report | Uber Responds to iPhone Tracking Report
TechCrunchAnthony Ha
Today’s Stories Uber responds to report that it tracked devices after its app was deleted LinkedIn hits 500M member milestone for its social network for the working world Amazon’s driverless tech team focuses not on building it, but on how to use...
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Green Transportation, Startups
Smart Parking Apps Could Be Next Uber Model For VCs In China
ForbesContributor, Rebecca Fannin
Smart parking apps are drawing venture capital in China, with the latest deal coming from Gobi Ventures in Beijing-based U-Parking.
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Green Transportation, Lyft Inc
Former Lyft Driver Sues Uber Over ‘Hell’ Tracking Program
Fortune MagazineJulia Zorthian
A former Lyft driver has filed a class action lawsuit against Uber for a program — internally called "Hell"— that it allegedly used to track the competition. The program involved creating fake Lyft driver accounts and using them to see the locations...
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Green Transportation
A Reporter Whose Sources Are Strangers on the Train
The New York TimesRachel Nuwer
For many New Yorkers, the daily commute is an opportunity to zone out: to listen to music; to read; to take a break from work. For Emma G. Fitzsimmons, riding the subway is work — and the perfect chance to ask lots...
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Economic Policy, Energy & Utilities
Texas as a Model for Clean Energy
Breaking EnergyMichael Vinci
A recent op-ed published on CNBC provides an interesting commentary on the future of American clean energy. According to the authors, Americans, independent of political affiliation, support and value the environment and clean energy. Polling data provides evidence that both conservative and...
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