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Online Freight Pricing Platform Adds Carbon Footprint Calculator

Online Freight Pricing Platform Adds Carbon Footprint Calculator

Online freight pricing platform Freightos plans to introduce carbon dioxide footprint estimates as well as a suite of free CO2 calculation tools for customers and third parties, the American Journal of Transportation reported. Freightos, which has offices across Europe, the US, Asia, and the Middle East, was established in 2011 … Read more »

Vehicles (Still) Bigger Emissions Source Than Power Plants in United States

Vehicles (Still) Bigger Emissions Source Than Power Plants in United States

The amount of carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector continues to exceed the amount from electricity production in the United States, according to the latest data from the US Energy Information Administration. The shift that started last year reveals the challenges to cutting transportation emissions as well as new … Read more »

Major Automakers Promise Ethical and Socially Responsible Materials Sourcing

Major Automakers Promise Ethical and Socially Responsible Materials Sourcing

A partnership among 10 top automakers called Drive Sustainability announced plans to set up a Raw Materials Observatory as a way to identify and address ethical, environmental, human, and labor rights issues in the sourcing of raw materials within the industry. Representatives from approximately 70 automotive companies, automotive suppliers, NGOs … Read more »

UPS Testing Sustainable Delivery System in Europe

UPS Testing Sustainable Delivery System in Europe

UPS is testing a depot-to-door delivery system in central London. The Low Impact City Logistics project will reduce traffic congestion and emissions associated with urban package delivery by using a power-assisted delivery trailer. If successful, it could change the way packages are delivered in cities in the UK. Following a … Read more »

EPA Appeases Biofuels Sector and Increases Ethanol Requirements

EPA Appeases Biofuels Sector and Increases Ethanol Requirements

Despite its promises to wind down the ethanol requirement, the Environmental Protection Agency said yesterday that oil companies must blend slightly more biofuels into their gasoline, prompting the oil industry to lash out and the biofuel companies to applaud the move.

Oil Companies Vow to Cut Their Methane Emissions

Oil Companies Vow to Cut Their Methane Emissions

Several oil companies have said that they would cut their methane emissions, acknowledging that doing so would help fight climate change. In doing so, they will be transparent while pushing for meaningful regulations.

3D Printing – Environmentally Friendly or Not – Is Coming to a Manufacturer Near You

3D Printing – Environmentally Friendly or Not – Is Coming to a Manufacturer Near You

The potential implications for 3D printing in terms of the environment are still not fully known, according to a special issue of Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology. But despite uncertainties, the technology is expected to continue disrupting

Tax Bill Pits Renewable Energies Against Fossil Fuels

Tax Bill Pits Renewable Energies Against Fossil Fuels

The federal tax bill now pending in the US Congress would favor oil and gas development over renewable energy projects, all to the consternation of hi-tech companies that now rely on wind and solar energies to power their businesses.

DuPont’s Expected Sale of Cellulosic Biofuels Plant is a Sign of the Times

DuPont’s Expected Sale of Cellulosic Biofuels Plant is a Sign of the Times

DuPont said it would stop operations at an advanced biofuel’s plant, or cellulosic facility. It cited its merger with Dow Chemical as one of the reasons why it made this decision — a $150 billion deal that closed in August and that reshapes and redefines the combined enterprise.

Court Hands Victory to Trucking Industry Tied to Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Standards

Court Hands Victory to Trucking Industry Tied to Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Standards

The trucking sector got a legal victory when the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said that the industry will not have to comply with fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards tied to trailers.

Continuous Improvements Lead to Waste, Water, Energy Management Improvements: Q&A with Atlanta Airport

Continuous Improvements Lead to Waste, Water, Energy Management Improvements: Q&A with Atlanta Airport

Last year, Hartsfield-Jackson’s energy management program won an Environmental Leader Award. The judges called it “a great example of how an airport can use data to manage both consumption and cost of energy…” We caught up with Marshall to learn about the projects that may help Hartsfield-Jackson become

Environmental Management Success Goes Hand-in-Hand with Innovative Products

Environmental Management Success Goes Hand-in-Hand with Innovative Products

Technological advances, combined with the continued environmental efforts of organizations large and small, have continued to drive the growth of various environmental management equipment markets. What’s working for you?