To stave off bankruptcy, General Motors must rework its union contracts, drastically cut its capacity, workforce and dealer networks – and convince creditors to take 10 cents on the dollar on $27 billion in unsecured debt. In two months. That's a herculean task for any company, much less for a monolith the size of The General.
Nicole Pentis is a high school junior in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan who has been making videos for five years. When C-SPAN sent out a call for students to make a video address to President Obama and tell him what they thought were the most pressing issues facing the U.S., Pentis grabbed her camera. Her subject: the turmoil in her own home – the imploding auto industry.
The National Biodiesel Board has completed it's annual conference meeting in San Francisco and one of the larger announcements are new rules for sustainable biodiesel. A Sustainability Task Force met during the event and developed and passed the principles that demonstrate their claimed commitments to climate change mitigation, human rights, food security, and respect for natural resources. Much different than soy-sourced biodiesel, sustainable biodiesel needs to meet the following long list of
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle this week created the Governor's Office of Energy Independence to implement renewable energy solutions including solar, wind, hydrogen, biodiesel and ethanol. Dedicating $40 million in his budget proposal for the initiative, Governor Doyle outlined his goal for Wisconsin to generate 25 percent of its power and transportation fuels from renewable sources by 2025. is pushing for Wisconsin to become the first state in the U.S. to produce cellulosic ethanol via grants wo