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Lloyd Alter: Transportation Puzzles

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The industrial revolution ushered in an era of more efficient transportation. As history has shown us, the impact of our ability to move easily across town and across the planet is complex. It has made the world smaller but it has also given rise to the climate crisis. This week on Sea Change Radio we speak to TreeHugger‘s Lloyd Alter about innovations in the transportation space. First, we look at one of the cleanest, oldest and best forms of modern transport: the bicycle.

How Cities Are Evolving to Meet the Sharp Rise in Shipping Demands

by Emma Kantrowitz
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As online shopping cements its place in the current retail industry, cities have to contend with the rise in urban freight trips, package deliveries and other associated factors.

GM Earns 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence

Companywide efforts to reduce energy intensity have resulted in $164 million in cost savings since 2010
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DETROIT, April 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ General Motors will receive a 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award in Energy Management for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This is GM’s eighth recognition for Sustained Excellence. GM’s commitment to reducing energy intensity since 2010 has eliminated 1.5 million tons in carbon emissions, equivalent to the electric use of 260,000 homes for a year.

How UPS Is Delivering Sustainable Urban Logistics

Cities around the world are growing more crowded every day, and this demographic shift is affecting quality of life in urban areas. At the same time, e-commerce is reshaping the way people live and work.
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Customers have become accustomed to getting nearly anything they want, when and where they want it. The convergence of these two issues is creating challenges already evident in some cities: increased congestion, smog, and noise pollution.

5 Ways to Reinvent Your Business Through the Circular Economy

You can help the planet and your business at the same time.
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Interested in how to reinvent your business through the circular economy? You can learn more about how UPS is enabling the circular economy for small business on this webinar recording.

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Interested in how to reinvent your business through the circular economy? You can learn more about how UPS is enabling the circular economy for small business on this webinar recording.

Duke Energy Proposes $76M Electric Transportation Program in North Carolina; Southeast’s Largest Utility EV Initiative Yet

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  • Critical electric vehicle funding assistance for school buses, public buses and fleet vehicles. 
  • EV charging installations at home could yield customers $1,000 rebate.
  • Proposed program will support about 2,500 new charging stations in N.C.
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  • Critical electric vehicle funding assistance for school buses, public buses and fleet vehicles. 
  • EV charging installations at home could yield customers $1,000 rebate.
  • Proposed program will support about 2,500 new charging stations in N.C.

JetBlue and Airbus Take Flight with Something New Under Their Wing

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In partnership with Airbus, JetBlue recently launched its first flights powered by renewable jet fuel.  Last fall, JetBlue fueled its Airbus delivery and acceptance flights from Airbus’ US facility in Mobile, Ala. with a renewable jet blend.

Google, GM, Facebook and Walmart Lead Launch of Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Largest group of corporate renewable energy buyers in the U.S. targets 60 gigawatts of corporate renewables by 2025
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WASHINGTON, March 28, 2019, /3BL Media/ General Motors, Google, Facebook and Walmart, along with over 300 other companies, launched the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)—the largest group of corporate renewable energy buyers in the United States.

How Trucks, Bikes and Pedestrians Can Work Together

We all want greater quality of life, reduced congestion, enhanced safety and improved connectivity.
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Thomas Madrecki | UPS

Most mornings, I try to fit in a pre-work spin on some of the hillier roads around Washington D.C.

Out with a group of friends, pushing the pace, snapping sunrise photos and grabbing a cup of coffee after — it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. And as a transportation policy advocate, it’s also a time when I feel especially prone to moments of anger, frustration and wanting to change things for the better.

UPS Partners With Matternet to Transport Medical Samples Via Drone Across Hospital System in Raleigh, N.C.

First FAA sanctioned use of a drone for routine revenue flights involving the transport of a product under a contractual delivery agreement
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UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a groundbreaking new logistics service to deliver medical samples via unmanned drones through a collaboration with Matternet, a leader in autonomous drone technology. The program is taking place at WakeMed’s flagship hospital and campus in the Raleigh, N.C., metropolitan area, with oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration and North Carolina Department of Transportation. Today’s flight marks the beginning of numerous planned daily revenue flights at the WakeMed Raleigh campus.

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