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GE Transportation Evolution Series Tier 4 Locomotion

GE Transportation Saves Rail Industry $197M in Fuel Costs

General Electric Transportation’s emissions-reducing rail systems have accumulated 100 million auto-control miles, helping the rail industry save 56 million gallons of fuel and $197 million in fuel costs, as well as reducing greenhouse gasses by 628 kilotons. GE has delivered more than 500 Evolution Series Tier 4 compliant locomotives to … Read more »

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Production Test Shows GE Engine Meets Tier 4 Emissions Standards

General Electric Transportation says the first production test of its GE Evolution Series Tier 4 engine shows that its newest engine meets the EPA’s Tier 4 locomotive emissions standards, which took effect on Jan. 1, meeting nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions reductions by at least 70 percent … Read more »

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GE, Cheniere Sign $1B LNG Export Terminal Deal

General Electric and Sabine Pass Liquefaction have inked a $1 billion deal under which GE will provide spare parts and planned inspections, maintenance services and round-the-clock technical support for the gas turbines and refrigerant compressors on the first four liquified natural gas trains currently under construction at the Sabine Pass … Read more »

Oil Train Safety Alert Issued

Railroads operating trains containing large amounts of Bakken crude oil must notify state emergency response commissions about the operation of these trains through their states, according to an emergency order issued by the US Department of Transportation. The emergency order follows several recent oil train crashes, the most recent being … Read more »

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Tesco Slashes Transport Emissions

Tesco has cut transport emissions per case delivered by as much as 14 percent in the UK in the last two years, on top of a 50 percent reduction achieved between 2006 and 2012. The UK retailer, which has set a goal to be a zero-carbon business by 2050, has … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: FTC Order, Food Chemicals, German Renewables Cap

The Federal Trade Commission approved a final consent order settling charges that N.E.W. Plastics Corp. misled consumers and distributors about the recycled content, post-consumer recycled content, and recyclability of its products. The order relates to claims about N.E.W.’s Evolve and Trimax plastic lumber products, and requires the company to tell its … Read more »

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Trains Turn to Natural Gas to Cut Fuel Costs, Compete with Trucks

General Electric’s locomotive division and other companies are testing natural gas equipment as rail companies look for ways to take advantage of natural gas production, which has halved the price of fuel, the Christian Science Monitor reports. The savings could be in the billions, the publication reports. Union Pacific, the … Read more »

Some 80,000 Oil Train Cars ‘Don’t Meet Safety Standards’

About 80,000 rail cars don’t meet safety standards and need to be updated or replaced, according to the head of railcar maker The Greenbriar Companies. Following several oil train crashes, CEO William Furman says “modest but meaningful” fixes could immediately reduce the risk of a hazardous materials leak by up … Read more »

Scotch Whisky Makers Trial Train to Cut GHGs

Scotch Whisky producers including Diageo, Chivas Brothers, John Dewar & Sons, Whyte & Mackay and Glen Turner are trialing a system to deliver Scotch Whisky by train from Speyside to central Scotland in a bid to cut emissions and trucks on roadways. The area covered by the trial is home … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Gas Tank Standards, Train Rules, Chevron Fines

The EPA issued updates on Monday to its April 2012 oil and natural gas standards for storage tanks. The updates will phase in emission control deadlines, starting with higher-emitting tanks first. Storage tanks emitting 6 or more tons of VOCs a year must reduce emissions by 95 percent, with deadlines of April … Read more »

Unilever Green Express

Unilever’s Green Express Train Cuts Costs, CO2

Unilever’s Green Express train — intended to drive more sustainable logistics in Europe by taking trucks off the road in Italy — has made its first ice cream delivery, the company says. The transportation initiative will save 2,600 metric tons of CO2 annually, Unilever says. Green Express is a result … Read more »

Mitsubishi Technology Cuts Train Energy Use 5%

Mitsubishi Technology Cuts Train Energy Use 5%

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed technology that reduces total railway energy consumption by up to five percent through efficient use of regenerative power from trains and optimized voltage control at multiple railway substations. The technology enables full use of regenerative power in trains through real-time control of voltages at nearby … Read more »