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Updated ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Released

The International Organization for Standardization today published its much-anticipated updated ISO 14001 environmental management systems. More than 300,000 organizations globally use the environmental management standard and have achieved ISO 14001 certification. ISO says the updated standard will better support businesses as they manage growing environmental risks and take advantage of … Read more »

Boeing ecoDemonstrator

Boeing ecoDemonstrator Tests Green Technology

The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 technologies aimed at improving aviation’s environmental performance. This new round of testing, using 787 Dreamliner ZA004, will evaluate software and connectivity technologies related to operational efficiency, remote sensors to reduce wiring, aerodynamic and flight control improvements for greater fuel … Read more »

Global Economy Facing Environment, Sustainability Skills Deficit

By 2020 the world economy could be facing a skills deficit driven by mega-trends such as population growth, increasing demand for natural resources, and soaring costs of energy, coupled with the impacts of climate change and ecosystem degradation, according to a report by the Institute of Environmental Management & Awareness. … Read more »

jet fuel

FAA, Airlines, Universities to Develop Cleaner Jet Fuels

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) that aims to benefit airlines by developing cleaner jet fuels and exploring other ways to meet next-generation air transportation environmental and energy goals. Led by Washington State University and the … Read more »

Ford C-MAX Energi

Green Fleet Roundup: Ford, Rolls Royce, Nissan, Nestle

Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles (pictured) are hitting Europe’s roads in support of a Ford-led €13.2 million ($17.25 million) study into electric vehicles in urban areas. Seventeen C-MAX Energi vehicles form part of a fleet of 66 Ford EVs that will be integrated into the transport infrastructure of Cologne, … Read more »

Rolls-Royce NVC 386 live fish carrying vessel

Contract Wins: Rolls-Royce, Dow, Fluor, Virent

Rolls-Royce has signed a repeat order for a ship developed specifically for transporting live fish. This will be the second vessel of this type for ship owner Sølvtrans AS, the world’s largest transporter of live fish. The first ship is due for delivery in June and the latest contract also … Read more »

Contract Wins: Smart & Final, Ecova, Rolls-Royce, Daimler, Sapphire Energy

Warehouse grocery store Smart & Final has expanded its range of services with Ecova, selecting the company to provide waste management services at about 150 grocery and foodservice stores. Ecova already provides energy management services to the grocer. As an independent third party, Ecova says it will help Smart & … Read more »

US Grounds Fuel-Efficient Boeing Dreamliner

Battery-related fire risk has grounded Boeing’s fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner planes in a number of countries, with governments in the US, Japan, India and Europe all prohibiting flights using the aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday issued an order to US airlines to stop flying the lightweight passenger jets until … Read more »