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Mean Can Be Green

Mean Can Be Green

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.[1] [2] 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

Consumer Confidence in Light of the Volkswagen Scandal

Consumer Confidence in Light of the Volkswagen Scandal

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

SOM Carbon Case Competition Sparks Conversation

SOM Carbon Case Competition Sparks Conversation

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

Hult Prize Competition takes Yale

Hult Prize Competition takes Yale

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