Philip Abraham The U.S. military is the largest domestic oil consumer, using over 100 million barrel of oils per year, and the Navy constitutes 33% of that consumption.  The average civilian consumer currently faces low gas prices because of fracking which has caused a boom in U.S. oil production. The sudden increase in U.S.Continue Reading Mean Can Be Green
Kaitlin Gately After years of swings between diplomacy and animosity, Iran signed the historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on July 14, 2015. In return for barring all pathways to a nuclear weapon, Iran received economic relief from all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on it by the international community. In the wake of these sanctionsContinue Reading The Iranian Economy: On the Upswing?
The auto industry hit a major bump in the road this past week with Volkswagen’s emission scandal. On September 18, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they were fining Volkswagen under allegations that they cheated on their diesel-fueled cars’ emissions tests. Three days later in a public statement, Volkswagen confirmed they cheated the emissions testsContinue Reading Consumer Confidence in Light of the Volkswagen Scandal
On November 14th, the Yale Responsible Investing Group (Yale RIG) and the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management hosted a national low Carbon Case Competition. Students from around the country devised business strategies to promote a green economy/business model. The event was especially prevalent given the recent news that Yale wouldContinue Reading SOM Carbon Case Competition Sparks Conversation
Last Saturday, as the Yale-Princeton football game was winding down, another competition was just beginning at Yale’s Center for Engineering Design and Innovation. This one, amongst Yale students, was a preliminary round for the annual $1 million Hult Prize competition, the world’s largest social oriented student competition, hosted by the non-profit Hult Prize Foundation, inContinue Reading Hult Prize Competition takes Yale