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Ford, Home Depot Talk Electrifying Fleets, Cutting Transport Emissions, Raising Revenue

Ford, Home Depot Talk Electrifying Fleets, Cutting Transport Emissions, Raising Revenue

Medium- and heavy-duty electric truck sales will see a boost from stricter emissions targets for commercial vehicles, according to Navigant Research. Meanwhile Ford rolls out new EVs and Home Depot says cutting emissions also generates revenue.

SmartWay Award Winners

EPA Freight Industry Award Winners Revealed

The EPA has announced the 2015 winners of the SmartWay Excellence Awards for retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies. The awards honors the top performing SmartWay partner companies that demonstrate how businesses can shrink their carbon footprints and contribute to healthier air all while saving on fuel costs as they move … Read more »

MicroStar Kegs

Brewers Share Kegs, Slash Carbon Emissions

By sharing a pool of kegs rather than owning their own, more than 200 craft brewers helped reduce their collective carbon footprint by more than 3 million kg of CO2e in 2013. These findings, based on a study by John Heckman, Ph.D with PE International and commissioned by MicroStar Logistics, … Read more »

44 Firms Win EPA Supply Chain Awards

Frito-Lay, Kaiser Permanente, FedEx Express and DHL Express are among the 44 truck and multi-modal carriers to receive EPA awards for supply chain environmental and energy efficiency. The 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award winners are the program’s top environmental performers, setting benchmarks in how they move products and supplies, by transporting … Read more »

2014 SmartWay Excellence Awards

EPA Awards SmartWay Shipping, Logistic Partners

Hewlett-Packard, Lowe’s and Home Depot are among the 2014 winners of the EPA’s SmartWay awards, which honors freight industry companies’ environmental leadership. Winners are in the top 5 percent of SmartWay performers in improving fuel efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing air pollution. The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors … Read more »

2014 Cadillac

GM Focuses on Freight to Shrink Carbon Footprint

General Motors is joining the voluntary EPA SmartWay partnership, which GM says will drive benchmarking of fuel consumption and reduction of emissions by its freight shippers and carriers with the goal of further shrinking the company’s carbon footprint. GM will collect its shipping activity data, including which carriers the company … Read more »

EPA Names 2013 SmartWay Award Winners

Best Buy, Johnson & Johnson and Lowe’s are among the 55 companies honored by the EPA as industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency with its 2013 SmartWay Excellence Awards. The annual SmartWay awards recognize top truck, intermodal and rail carrier partners that are setting efficiency benchmarks in how … Read more »

LG Cuts Carbon Footprint, Saves $1M in Six Months

LG Cuts Carbon Footprint, Saves $1M in Six Months

LG Electronics has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 61,348 metric tons of CO2e and saved about $1 million in operating expenses since December 2012, according to an EPA environmental assessment. The company signed a memorandum of understanding with the EPA in late 2012 in which it pledged to implement … Read more »

Grocery Delivery Services Cut CO2 Emissions Up To 75%

Grocery Delivery Services Cut CO2 Emissions Up To 75%

Grocery deliver services — such as those offered by Amazon, Safeway, FreshDirect and Google — can cut carbon dioxide emissions by 20 to 75 percent compared with individual household trips to the store, according to University of Washington researchers. The study, published in the Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, … Read more »

LaserShip

LaserShip Joins EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership

LaserShip has joined the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, a program that reduces transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency. As part of the initiative, SmartWay provides the tools and framework with which LaserShip and other member carriers can benchmark operations, track fuel consumption and improve performance. … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Calif. Offsets, CDM Approval for Seeds, EPA SmartWay

SCS Global Services has earned accreditation from the California Air Resources Board to provide verification services for carbon offset projects under the state’s new cap-and-trade Program. SCS has already contracted to conduct several compliance-grade forest offset project verifications in 2013 and is now ready to commence the verification process on … Read more »