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Conference Take-Aways before the Conference: How to Reduce, Replace, Revolutionize

Conference Take-Aways before the Conference: How to Reduce, Replace, Revolutionize

“Practical sustainability” is a concept that FedEx uses to add actual, tangible value to an organization through its environmental responsibility efforts. And it’s a concept that both private companies and public institutions can benefit from

Cathay Pacific Airways VP Offers Takeaways from ELEMCON Conference Session

Cathay Pacific Airways VP Offers Takeaways from ELEMCON Conference Session

Airlines represent one of the few major industry sectors to set and implement all-encompassing carbon-emission goals, committing to carbon-neutral growth by 2020. As the first airline to invest in biofuel production technology, Cathay Pacific Airways is leading the industry’s way. Philippe Lacamp, the company’s senior VP, shares thoughts on how to create an all-encompassing carbon reduction strategy.

FedEx Finds Unexpected Benefits from New Fuel Technologies: Q&A with Mitch Jackson

FedEx Finds Unexpected Benefits from New Fuel Technologies: Q&A with Mitch Jackson

Each business day, FedEx serves over 220 countries and territories with more than 600 aircraft as well as more than 190,000 on-road and off-road vehicles, which includes around 132,000 company-owned vehicles. The shipping company, which has $60 billion-plus in revenue, operates on an immense scale. Over the past decade, FedEx … Read more »

How GM Ties Daily Sustainability to Biz Value: Q&A with David Tulauskas

How GM Ties Daily Sustainability to Biz Value: Q&A with David Tulauskas

Sustainability initiatives are most impactful when they are core to a company’s business model and operations. David Tulauskas, director of sustainability for General Motors, shares how energy and environment practitioners can tie their daily work to business value.

European Institutions Offer $370 Million for Sustainable Maritime Shipping Projects

European Institutions Offer $370 Million for Sustainable Maritime Shipping Projects

The European Investment Bank and ING signed an agreement this week for 300 million euros ($370 million) to support green investments in the European maritime shipping market. Each institution will contribute 150 million euros to a sector risk-bearing facility for projects that improve transport vessels’ environmental performance. “It’s no secret … Read more »

Drone Package Delivery Could Cut Emissions, per Scientific Study

Drone Package Delivery Could Cut Emissions, per Scientific Study

A scientific study published this week in the journal Nature Communications shows that using small electrically-charged drones to deliver commercial packages generally consumes less energy per package than delivery trucks. For the paper “Energy use and life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of drones for commercial package delivery,” authors from Lawrence … Read more »

United Airlines & O’Hare Invest Big in Zero-Emissions Ground Support with Grant from EPA

United Airlines & O’Hare Invest Big in Zero-Emissions Ground Support with Grant from EPA

United Airlines and the Chicago Department of Aviation will invest a total of $1.43 million to purchase 26 new pieces of zero emissions ground support equipment, replacing older, diesel-fueled equipment at Chicago O’Hare. Grant funding for the project from the EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act – a total of $640,000 – will help O’Hare and United Airlines to save a total of

White House Expected to Propose Slashing Funds for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

White House Expected to Propose Slashing Funds for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The White House plans to propose cutting energy efficiency and renewable energy programs at the Department of Energy by 72%, pitting fossil fuels against wind and solar. Businesses are expected to weigh in.

EPA Wants National Fuel Efficiency Standard, Setting Up A Showdown with States

EPA Wants National Fuel Efficiency Standard, Setting Up A Showdown with States

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers on Tuesday that he favored a national fuel standard, putting in jeopardy the potentially stricter standards to be applied in California and Massachusetts and calling into question his earlier commitment to federalism and state rights.

Audi Faces Emissions Scandal as Companies Upgrade Fleets to Meet EU Directives

Audi Faces Emissions Scandal as Companies Upgrade Fleets to Meet EU Directives

A global logistics company announced it has invested in a new vehicle fleet that will increase fuel economy and reduce running costs with the latest Euro 6 technology, even as Audi faces accusations of using emissions-cheating software in its latest Euro 6 diesel models. 

CDP: Low-Carbon Economy Presents Automakers with Big Opportunities

CDP: Low-Carbon Economy Presents Automakers with Big Opportunities

A CDP report published today analyzed 16 of the world’s largest publicly-listed automotive companies that responded to an extensive questionnaire last year. The report identified best and lowest performing automakers as well as major opportunities emerging while the industry enters a low-carbon transition. The report, called “Driving Disruption,” assessed companies … Read more »

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