A growing number of organic farmers are equipping their tractors with electric motors, which consume no fossil fuel -- and require less maintenance and are quieter than traditional engines. They estimate that a used tractor equipped with an electric engine costs about $3,000.
Toyota aims to reduce the energy consumed per vehicle the company produces by 27% by 2011, relative to 2002 levels, according to the company's North America Environmental Report. The company's manufacturing facilities use about $147 million worth of energy per year and create 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. One of the ways the company lowers its emissions level is by incorporating solar panels into its production facilities, such as its Ontario, Calif., part center.
Twitter is all the rage on the Internet -- and in the CPA community. CPA firms and practitioners are using Twitter to market their organizations and reach potential clients and members. In this article, practitioners and state CPA societies share why and how they're using Twitter and what benefits they're reaping from their social-media investment.
Perhaps a sign of Twitter's reach is its newfound popularity among accountants. CPA firms and practitioners are using Twitter to market their organizations and reach potential clients and members. In this article, practitioners share why and how they're using Twitter and what benefits they're reaping from their social-media investment.
What were members of Congress doing while President Barack Obama spoke to them about lifting the country from despair? Twittering, columnist Dana Milbank discovered. "Aggie basketball game is about to start on espn2 for those of you that aren't going to bother watching pelosi smirk for the next hour," came a message purportedly from Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex. Moments later: "Disregard that last Tweet from a staffer." Others were more caught up in the moment. "I did big wooohoo for Justice Ginsberg," Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., wrote.