~ecorrect answer is C. 2. The passage mentions which of the following as a possible consequence of companies’ realization of greater profits through ecoefficiency? 7.6 Reading Comprehension Answer Explanations 2
A ~ e prices of companies’ products are not mentioned in the passage. B Greater investment in ecoefficient companies by outside sources is not mentioned in the passage. C ~ e passage mentions increased profits from ecoefficiency but not the use of these profits to then increase growth through further ecoefficiency. D Correct. Lines 14–19 state explicitly that company profits from ecoefficiency may be invested in eco-inefficient industries. E ~ e passage does not discuss whether companies will use increased profits from ecoefficiency to become more ecoefficient. ~ e correct answer is D. 3. The passage implies that which of the following is a possible consequence of a company’s adoption of innovations that increase its ecoefficiency? Inference ~ e answer to this question will be an inference about what may result from a company’s increased ecoefficiency. ~ e passage suggests several outcomes from such an increase: a general worsening of the environment; a tendency for
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