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General Motors' eBike Crowdsourcing Campaign Seeks Ideas From Consumers

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Biking enthusiasts and sweat-haters rejoice – the eBike is here.

As part of General Motors’ commitment to an all-electric future, the eBike is one of the latest electrification technologies developed to give customers more freedom to move and dream beyond the traditional vehicle. The eBike is also designed to reduce congestion in crowded urban areas, offering a way for public transportation commuters to complete the final blocks to their destination.

Two innovative, integrated and connected eBikes – one folding and one compact – were recently introduced without a brand.

Video | Urban Solutions for Sustainability: UPS Dublin Eco Hub

See one of UPS's more than 30 pilot projects for city logistics in action
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UPS is partnering with cities to create sustainable delivery solutions that reduce congestion, pollution, and noise. This project in Dublin is one example of the 30+ collaborations underway in cities around the world.

For more information on UPS's sustainability initiatives, please visit www.ups.com/sustainability

UPS Recognized By EPA With SmartWay Excellence Award

Award recognizes exceptional achievement in supply chain sustainability and freight transportation efficiency
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ATLANTA, October, 31 2018 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this week presented UPS (NYSE:UPS) with a SmartWay Excellence award, which recognizes leading carriers who have made significant contributions to reducing the impact of freight transportation on air quality.

eBook: Putting Energy Storage to Work for California’s K-12 Schools

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Battery-based energy storage is a proven technology that can enable your schools to use more self-generated solar power and help stabilize the grid, while significantly reducing district energy costs.

What you’ll learn in this eBook:

Unnatural Instincts: The Trump Effort to Rollback Critical Climate Regulations Is Bad Science and Bad Business

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The scale of these rollbacks — measured in GHG emissions, in economic costs to be paid and benefits to be lost, and in human lives — is breathtaking. These rollbacks not only reveal a bad “instinct” for science, they also show a bad sense for business

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The scale of these rollbacks — measured in GHG emissions, in economic costs to be paid and benefits to be lost, and in human lives — is breathtaking. These rollbacks not only reveal a bad “instinct” for science, they also show a bad sense for business

UPS to Launch First-of-Its-Kind U.S. Urban Delivery Solution in Seattle

New Cargo eBike and Custom, Modular Package Delivery Trailers to Operate in the Pike Place Market Area from South Belltown to the Southern End of the Market, Inclusive of Western Avenue
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SEATTLE, October 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ In an effort to address growing traffic congestion and air quality concerns, UPS (NYSE: UPS) and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan today announced the deployment of an innovative downtown delivery pilot project using pedal-assist cargo eBikes and customized, modular trailers. The cargo eBikes will operate in the historic Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle area on sidewalks and in designated bike lanes. 

Combined Heat and Power Offers Efficiencies, Opportunity

CHP technologies will continue to evolve and progress, driving development and adoption
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The benefits of combined heat and power (CHP) generally are well established, and the technology is recognized as having great potential to improve large industrial process efficiencies while contributing to grid resilience.

Conventional electricity generation systems waste a great deal of energy through the discharge of heat into the atmosphere, and even more is wasted when electricity is distributed to distant industrial and commercial end users. CHP, on the other hand, makes productive use of the waste heat that is generated as part of the thermal processes.

Old Capital Allocation Strategies Require New Thinking

The game has changed and utilities must address capital allocation in a different way
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The electric utility industry is in the middle of a transformation that has no precedent. Historically speaking, delivering electricity was relatively simple; utilities generated power and provided it to customers over a one-way delivery system. Companies requested, and utility regulators granted, periodic rate hikes to cover infrastructure upgrades while providing a reasonable rate of return on that investment.

The New Power Grid: Obligations in the Era of Change

Utilities are adapting to the new energy grid under threat of significant economic challenge
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To effectively map out the current and future states of power delivery, it’s imperative to discuss what the landscape looked like in the past. Understanding the evolution of any industry typically requires a healthy dose of historical context, and making sense of today’s energy grid is no exception.

Electric Vehicle Adoption Moving Utilities to Plan for a Zero-Emissions Future

EVs are speeding ahead, even as questions persist over charging infrastructure
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Separated by decades of progress and technology’s endless march, it’s easy to think electric vehicles share little heritage with their internal combustion forebears. But even as they bookend the automotive spectrum, today’s EVs are much like the first automobiles in one important respect: When the first cars were made, they had an outsized dependency on infrastructure. Without a robust system of roads (let alone highways), what was the incentive to buy?

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