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FedEx to Buy 24M Gallons of Jet Biofuel

FedEx Express will buy about 3 million gallons of renewable jet fuel per year from Red Rock Biofuels through 2024. The biofuels company says the first delivery is expected in 2017. FedEx joins Southwest Airlines in purchasing Red Rock’s total available volume of jet fuel. Red Rock’s first refinery, funded … Read more »

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FedEx Tests Fuel Cargo Trucks at US Airport

Hydrogen fuel cell-powered ground support equipment debuted at the Memphis International Airport this spring, marking the beginning of a two-year demonstration project at Federal Express’s airport hub location. The 15-vehicle fleet is expected to save more than 175,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 1,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to the … Read more »

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FedEx CO2 Emissions Drop More Than 20%

FedEx avoided nearly 1.3 million metric tons of CO2 emissions between 2013 and 2014 as a combined result of its various energy-savings initiatives, according to the company’s 2014 Global Citizenship Report. In 2014, year-over year aircraft emissions dropped 1.5 percent, bringing the company’s total reduction in CO2 emissions intensity to … Read more »

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Big Rig Standard Could Save Biggest Trucking Fleets $1.7bn

FedEx, Walmart, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and UPS — five of the country’s biggest trucking fleets — could cut their fuel use by 500 million gallons a year under the new heavy duty truck fuel efficiency standard, saving $1.7 billion on fuel, according to a Union of Concerned Scientists study. The EPA and … Read more »

EBay Dumps ALEC

EBay, after months of pressure from climate change activists, yesterday confirmed its departure from the American Legislative Exchange Council, according to Forecast the Facts. Forecast the Facts and other environmental groups had been pressuring eBay to cut its ties to ALEC, a coalition of corporations and state legislators that opposes … Read more »

Obama to Set Stricter Fuel Efficiency, Emissions Standards for Big Rigs

Obama to Set Stricter Fuel Efficiency, Emissions Standards for Big Rigs

President Barack Obama, bypassing Congress, has directed the EPA and the Department of Transportation to raise fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks by March 2016. The Obama administration did not specify what reduction targets it plans to achieve through the new rule. The directive follows a 2011 action … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: FedEx Express, GE, GM, Chargepoint, Volvo

FedEx Express has introduced its new 767-300 cargo jet scheduled to begin service this fall.  The freighter is approximately 30 percent more fuel efficient and has unit operating costs that are more than 20 percent lower than the MD10 aircraft it will replace, FedEx says. GE Capital’s Transportation Finance business and Clean Energy Fuels, the … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Carbon Standards, Pipeline Closure, Dyno Nobel Penalty

The EPA has rescheduled two delayed listening sessions on its forthcoming carbon standards for existing power plants. The Boston session has been rescheduled for November 4, and the Philadelphia session has been pushed back to November 8. Both were postponed because of the government shutdown. The other nine dates are … Read more »

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GEMI Develops Sustainable Supply Chain Tool

The Global Environmental Management Initiative is developing a tool focused on supply chain sustainability and the procurement decision-making process. The free, interactive online tool is intended to help companies prioritize supply chain processes and identify “hotspot” processes as well as opportunities for improvement, according to the green business alliance whose … Read more »