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Volkswagen rolls out conduct plan amid growing legal trouble

The five-part plan places the customer atop the group's priority list, followed by uncovering those responsible for its diesel emissions scandal and decentralizing the company's management structure.

By October 29, 2015


Volkswagen reportedly shelves US plans in wake of diesel emissions scandal

Despite problems worldwide, German morale remains high, and Audi continues to hire and issue bonuses, as well.

By October 27, 2015


Volkswagen recalls 8.5M European diesels amid global probes

German transport authority rejects a voluntary recall, and Italian police raid VW's headquarters in Verona.

By October 15, 2015


Boston housing project gets deep green retrofit (photos)

The low-income Castle Square Apartments are undergoing a very large energy efficiency retrofit by using a range of relatively inexpensive techniques.

8 Images By May 23, 2011


ALTe Powertrain Tech retrofits trucks as plug-ins

Are conversions a quicker route to electric vehicles? Start-up has marketing deal to retrofit vans and pick-ups for fleet owners as extended-range EVs.

By April 7, 2011


'Deep-energy retrofits' take root in homes

The talk at an annual building conference in Boston is about how to reduce energy use in houses by more than 50 percent. Early pilot tests show it can be done, but with steep costs.

By March 12, 2010


Home Energy Score program aims to boost retrofits

Federal initiative designed to launch the home efficiency industry will give homeowners an efficiency rating and access to energy-saving loans.

By November 9, 2010


Energy retrofits could save $41 billion a year

Research analyst calculates how much must be spent to update U.S. commercial real estate versus the resulting savings in energy bills.

By July 22, 2010


SolarCity crunches data for home efficiency loans

By offering financing and software-based energy assessments, SolarCity seeks to expand from solar to energy efficiency upgrades.

By March 27, 2012


Freddie, Fannie reject energy retrofit loans

Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates the U.S. mortgage giants, opposes White House-backed PACE loans for green retrofits, threatening the program.

By July 7, 2010