U.S. manufacturers have been highly successful in reducing pollution over the past two decades, yet their costs to shrink their environmental footprint continue to grow. They're being affected by the law of marginal returns and each new pollution regulation that EPA devises will be increasingly more costly to implement.
Mitsubishi is the latest automaker linked to some sort of testing fraud. When coupled with the ongoing VW scandal, and Hyundai, Kia and Ford all linked to overstated mileage ratings or lowered ratings for hybrids, could dent consumers’ trust....More
Last year, graduate students in the University of Michigan's Tauber Institute for Global Operations saved sponsor companies $14.3 million each, on average. The Institute's new co-director talks about where the program has been, and where it's headed....More