Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, a New York based private equity firm, has announced that its Green Portfolio fund has saved 13 participating companies $365 million in financial impact and avoided 810,00 metric tons of GHG emissions, 2.2 million tons of waste and 200 million liters of water since it began in 2008.
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Introduced yesterday, the new Ford Focus has a small bump in the car’s taillights that reduces turbulence just enough to increase gas mileage. Ford engineers refer to these minor tweaks as “one percenters” – details that increase fuel efficiency. The redesigned Focus is expected to get at least 40 mpg in highway driving.