Our society is living on borrowed ancient sunlight

The fossil fuel companies have given us an abundance of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, coal, natural gas, and other fossil fuel products, that after 100+ years our society is rather confused. We think these fuels are endless, and there’s no obvious direct impact (other than slightly stinky exhaust). Therefore we…

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US EPA starts legal action against VW Group in Dieselgate scandal

The legal impact of Volkswagen’s illegal skirting of US Emissions Control laws is starting to be levied.  Today, the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, launched a civil lawsuit against the Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Volkswagen Group of…

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Der Spiegel: Dieselgate fraud committed by group of at least 30 managers

According to a report published on Wednesday in Der Spiegel, Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal was not caused a small handful of people as Volkswagen upper management has claimed.  Instead, at least 30 managers responsible were involved in deciding to commit to the Dieselgate fraud, or what Der Spiegel called “Abgasaffäre”. I’ve written…

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