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China Ditches Pilot Phase of UN Agency’s Aviation Emissions Scheme

China Ditches Pilot Phase of UN Agency’s Aviation Emissions Scheme

China is no longer listed as a participant in the first phase of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). The UN agency International Civil Aviation Organization had recently made progress on the plan.

US Food Protects against Fuel Price Increases with Expanded CNG Fleet

US Food Protects against Fuel Price Increases with Expanded CNG Fleet

US Foods has expanded its fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, adding 50 to its Houston warehouse and fueling them at Freedom CNG’s North Houston station. The Houston fleet will help protect the company from rising fuel costs. Freedom says its fuel price has never changed since it opened its … Read more »

CA Regulators Give $780M Thumbs Up to Clean Transportation

CA Regulators Give $780M Thumbs Up to Clean Transportation

California regulators today adopted plans by the state’s three major utilities to accelerate the electrification of light, medium and heavy duty transportation. The California Public Utilities Commission approved $780 million to fund these plans aimed at cleaning up the transportation sector, the state’s biggest source of air pollution. The revised … Read more »

United Airlines & O’Hare Invest Big in Zero-Emissions Ground Support with Grant from EPA

United Airlines & O’Hare Invest Big in Zero-Emissions Ground Support with Grant from EPA

United Airlines and the Chicago Department of Aviation will invest a total of $1.43 million to purchase 26 new pieces of zero emissions ground support equipment, replacing older, diesel-fueled equipment at Chicago O’Hare. Grant funding for the project from the EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act – a total of $640,000 – will help O’Hare and United Airlines to save a total of

Vehicles (Still) Bigger Emissions Source Than Power Plants in United States

Vehicles (Still) Bigger Emissions Source Than Power Plants in United States

The amount of carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector continues to exceed the amount from electricity production in the United States, according to the latest data from the US Energy Information Administration. The shift that started last year reveals the challenges to cutting transportation emissions as well as new … Read more »

Home Improvement May See Helpful Hikes from Harvey; Others Mostly Hurt

Home Improvement May See Helpful Hikes from Harvey; Others Mostly Hurt

While some retail sectors may see a boost from Hurricane Harvey, the storm’s negative effects on business in Texas are likely to be significant. From gas price increases to shipping delays to an inability to operate, flood waters dampen more than just physical facilities.

Harvey Bullies South Texas: Deliveries Delayed, Shipping Rates Rise, Floods Threaten

Harvey Bullies South Texas: Deliveries Delayed, Shipping Rates Rise, Floods Threaten

The “flooding disaster” that Hurricane Harvey is expected to bring to South Texas could disrupt deliveries, destroy property, and boost shipping rates. Shipping lanes from Houston to Dallas, Laredo, San Antonio, Denver and Chicago, in particular, are expected to see disruptions.

Software Offers Savings for Convenience Store Deliveries

Software Offers Savings for Convenience Store Deliveries

Transportation costs for convenience store deliveries can be cut by up to 20 percent – by reducing mileage and improving driver and vehicle utilization – with vehicle routing and scheduling optimization software created by Paragon Software Systems, the company says. Using the software, George’s Chicken was able to reduce its … Read more »

2014 Corporate Water Investment Up Over Second Half of 2013

2014 Corporate Water Investment Up Over Second Half of 2013

Corporate investment in water and wastewater was up by 53 percent during the first half of 2014 compared to the second half of 2013, according to the Cleantech Group. However, water and wastewater is still a relatively small portion of venture and corporate investment compared to areas such as energy … Read more »

Transit-Oriented Development Trend Growing

The growing trend of transit-oriented development (TOD) was surveyed by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), using its TOD Standard evaluation tool. The report authors note the urban share of the world’s population is expected to increase to 70 percent by 2050. Places where the car-centric lifestyle is becoming a thing … Read more »

Isuzu Part of Clean Diesel Promotion

The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) said that Isuzu Manufacturing Services America, a medium and heavy duty commercial vehicle and diesel engine manufacturer, has joined the Forum. DTF is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the newest clean diesel technologies in the United States and throughout the world. Isuzu … Read more »

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