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EU Could Force Airlines to Join Emissions Trading Scheme

U.S. airlines flying into and out of Europe would need to buy permits to cover emissions on their European routes if draft European Commission Legislation is adopted, The Times reports (via GroovyGreen). The legislation, to be published next month, says that airlines would join Europe’s emissions trading scheme by 2011 and … Read more »

Tool Predicts Fuel Costs & Emissions for Fleet Managers

A new, interactive fleet processing tool lets fleet managers predict fuel costs and emissions for a wide variety of commercial passenger vehicles. Using these measurements, fleet managers can calculate and compare advantages of E85, B20 biodiesel and hybrid electric use within their fleets. The free, web-based tool comes from NextEnergy.    … Read more »

Pennsylvania School District’s Buses Burn Biodiesel – First in State

Pennsylvania’s Great Valley School District ‘s buses will burn B20 biodiesel in its fleet of 70 school buses – the first school district in the state to do so, The Daily Local reports. The 20 percent blend is provided by the Energy Cooperative, a fuel company in Philadelphia. The switch … Read more »

DuPont Wins Government Procurement Green Contractor Award

DuPont has won the Coalition for Government Procurement’s Green Contractor Award, given annually to the government contractor that has made the strongest overall commitment to the environment by either offering environmentally friendly products and services or adhering to environmentally sound manufacturing and/or operating procedures. “DuPont is focused on identifying sustainable solutions … Read more »

Retailers Offer Customers ‘Carbonfree’ Shipping Option

Four retailers, BetterWorld.com, Evogear.com, 3r Living, and Alonovo.com, are using a new program from Carbonfree.org and Carnegie Mellon University’s Green Design Institute that offsets shipping-related carbon-dioxide emissions. The company’s aren’t paying for the program themselves, but are providing customers with a Carbonfree shipping option that, presumably, will cost more than traditional shipping. … Read more »

Chicago School Buses Test O2Diesel

Chicago Public Schools have launched a pilot program to replace the traditional diesel fuel used to power school buses with O2Diesel, a blend of ethanol-diesel. The program is initially being tested in 27 school buses owned by Falcon Transportation serving 18 Chicago Public Schools. The pilot is part of the City … Read more »

New Database Tracks U.S. Fuel Cell Activity

Fuel Cells 2000 and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program have launched a new searchable database that documents fuel cell and hydrogen activity in the U.S. -? stationary installations, vehicle demonstrations, fueling stations, and policies, initiatives, and legislation designed to advance the development and use of hydrogen and fuel … Read more »

Boulder’s Municipal Carbon Tax Passes

Ultra-liberal Boulder, Colorado has passed the country’s first municipal carbon tax, MSNBC reports. The Boulder tax will raise average home bills $1.33 per month and businesses will pay an extra $3.80 per month, according to the town. The tax will generate about $1 million for the city annually. Utility Xcel … Read more »

BAE Wins Award to Build Fuel Cell for Hybrid Transit Bus

The FTA has selected BAE Systems to develop advanced hydrogen fuel-cell technology on a hybrid electric transit bus. The $5.35 million FTA award is part of the agency’s National Fuel Cell Bus Technology Development Program. WestStart CALSTART, a non-profit organization, will distribute the award.     BAE Systems will lead the … Read more »

Peterbilt Hybrid Reduces Fuel Use Up To 40%

Peterbilt is planning a hybrid-electric medium duty truck – outfitted with a fully integrated bucket lift body -? for 2007 that it says will result in a 30 to 40 percent reduction in fuel use. The Class 7 Model 335 is meant for municipal and utility applications and features improved fuel economy … Read more »

Post-Election Energy Legislation Predictions

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a Washington D.C.-based energy think tank, has put together a list of efficiency-related items that it thinks could move forward in Congress next year due to Tuesday’s election. 1. A “Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard” and an “Energy-Efficiency Resource Standard”: Both are gradually growing … Read more »

Prop 87 or Not, California Remains Hot Alt-Energy Spot

California voters turned down Proposition 87 on Tuesday, the proposed tax on crude oil which sought to levy a tax of 1.5 percent to 6 percent on the price of every barrel of oil pumped from a California well. The estimated $4 billion that would have been raised over 10 … Read more »

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