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Low-Carbon, Efficient Ships Save Millions. So Why Aren’t Owners Reaping the Rewards?

Researchers from UCL Energy Institute and global NGO Carbon War Room say vessels with high design efficiency leave millions in the pockets of fuel payers. However, the market often fails to reward owners of efficient vessels by way of premiums or preferential hiring.

Green Buildings Pay Off for Real Estate Owners

Green Buildings Pay Off for Real Estate Owners

Green buildings perform better in the stock market, according to a study released today by the Carbon War Room. The study, commissioned by the Carbon War Room to the University of Cambridge, is titled The Financial Rewards of Sustainability: A Global Performance Study of Real the Estate Investment Trusts. Real … Read more »

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Ship Wind-Power Technology Delivers 5% Fuel Efficiency Savings

Norsepower Oy and Bore say the sea trial of Norsepower’s Rotor Sail — a new wind propulsion technology for ships — verified by NAPA and supported by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, confirm fuel savings of 2.6 percent using a single small Rotor Sail on a route in the … Read more »

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Major Charterers Exclude Inefficient Vessels from Supply Chain

The Mosaic Company, one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients, announced a policy to exclude vessels with inefficient greenhouse gas emissions ratings from its supply chain. Charterers representing 20 percent of global shipped tonnage now have policies in place to avoid using … Read more »

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High-Efficiency Ships Have Higher Asset Values, Longer Lifespans

Leading banks in the shipping industry, including HSH Nordbank and KfW IPEX-Bank, use energy-efficiency data in making investment and financing decisions, according to a survey by Carbon War Room. The global NGO says the banks indicated that vessel efficiency rankings — such as the A to G GHG Emissions Rating … Read more »

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Optimizing Engine Parameters Improves Fuel Economy

Fleets that optimize their electronic engine parameters for fuel economy can expect to see about a 0.5 mpg improvement in fuel economy, according to a Confidence Report by Trucking Efficiency, a project of the Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. Fuel economy improvements of 5 … Read more »

Branson’s Carbon War Room Merges with Think Tank

Carbon War Room, the global nonprofit organization co-founded by Virgin Group Chairman Sir Richard Branson, has merged with alternative energy think tank Rocky Mountain Institute in an effort to combat climate change and accelerate demand and financing for low-carbon solutions that are technically feasible and cost effective today. The merger brings together CWR, … Read more »

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Ryder Supports Trucking Efficiency Initiative

Commercial fleet management and supply chain company Ryder System is supporting Trucking Efficiency, a joint initiative between the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room. The initiative provides data on available vehicle technologies and engages with truck and trailer builders, component manufacturers, and others that want … Read more »

Shipping NGOs Call for More Transparency

Transport & Environment, Seas at Risk and the Carbon War Room are urging the International Maritime Organization to be transparent regarding data on ship efficiency and fuel consumption. According to the NGOs, the IMO’s environment committee plans to restrict access to the energy efficiency design index data on newly built … Read more »

Website Aims to Lower Fuel Cost for Trucks

The Carbon War Room, together with the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, has launched Truckingefficiency.org, a website that aims to cut fuel costs for tractor-trailers by as much as 50 percent. The website includes about 70 trucking efficiency technologies, including aerodynamics, tires and idle reduction. According to the Carbon … Read more »

Branson, NGO Aim for More Ports Fighting CO2

The number of sea ports using ship evaluation systems to encourage lower carbon emissions will go from two to 10 in the next year, according to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, as reported by Bloomberg. Branson is a founder of the Carbon War Room, a nonprofit that rates ship efficiency. … Read more »

Honeywell Green Fuel Powers World Cup Flights

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel produced from UOP’s renewable jet fuel process will power 200 commercial flights on GOL Airlines during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the company says. The Honeywell Green Jet Fuel was made from inedible corn oil and used cooking oil. Each flight will use a blend … Read more »