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Siemens eHighway

Siemens eHighway Expected to Cut Ports’ CO2 Emissions

Siemens has been selected by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to install an eHighway system near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the two largest ports in the US. Siemens eHighway is the electrification of select highway lanes via a catenary system that supplies trucks … Read more »

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Honeywell’s Low-Global-Warming Solvent Cleared For Use

Honeywell’s low-global-warming solvent, Solstice Performance Fluid (PF), has received a favorable designation from a California regulatory agency. California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), which maintains some of the highest standards for air quality in the US, has determined that Solstice PF is not a volatile organic compound (VOC) … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: IPCC Report, Carbon Tax, EPA and Duke Energy

A draft report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, likely to shape climate talks for years to come, makes the starkest warnings yet about global warming’s effects, the AFP says. The report will be formally published March 31. The EPA will join the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural … Read more »

Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach Cuts Diesel Particulates 81%, SOx 88%

The Port of Long Beach has cut diesel particulates by 81 percent and sulfur oxides 88 percent since 2005, according to its 2012 Emissions Inventory report. The port’s has also reduced nitrogen oxides by 54 percent and other greenhouse gases by 24 percent since 2005. The reduction in pollutants outpaced … Read more »

Schindler, UPS Deploy 600 Alternative Vehicles

Schindler Elevator Corporation and logistics firm UPS have announced separate initiatives that will add a total of 600 alternative fuel vehicles to their fleets. Schindler is replacing more than 500 internal combustion sedans in its North American vehicle fleet with the Toyota Prius Two (pictured). The gas-electric hybrid car is … Read more »

San Francisco Airport Votes to Terminate Hydrogen Fueling Station

Fears of a “catastrophic” gas explosion will likely kill plans to build a $3 million hydrogen vehicle fueling station at San Francisco International Airport, the San Mateo County Times reports. Lease negotiations have broken off with the proposed operator, Linde LLC, and on June 26, airport commissioners were expected to … Read more »