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It's Electrifying - 5 Ways We're Increasing Awareness of Electric Vehicles

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In 2017, General Motors announced plans to reveal 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023, a key element of our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

We know it’s an ambitious goal, and we’re helping to put the foundation in place to ensure the EV market thrives. This means working to shape industry standards and policies that will propel EV technology, supporting sustained investment in charging infrastructure and partnering with state and local stakeholders to implement EV education programs.

Ride-and-Drives Accelerate Switch to Electric Vehicles

​SCE is partnering with Plug In America to help spread the word about incentives and the benefits of going electric.
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“The primary difference I notice is acceleration, and how well it transitions from start to stop,” said Los Angeles resident Ken Braziel after test driving the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3. “And how quiet it is. It’s amazing.”

“I drive a zero-emissions car. It’s super fun to drive … I’ll never go back to a gas-powered engine,” said Nancy Dolan, whose electric vehicle lease is about to expire.

JetBlue and Airbus Take to the Sky Using Renewable Jet Fuel

The delivery flight for JetBlue’s newest A321 aircraft becomes the airline’s first-ever flight powered by renewable jet fuel blend
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NEW YORK, September 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) today received its latest A321 aircraft from Airbus’ U.S. A320 Family production facility in Mobile, Ala. The acceptance flight followed by JetBlue’s scheduled ferry flight, taking place on September 20, marks JetBlue’s first-ever flights fueled with renewable jet fuel blend. The fuel for these flights, provided by Airbus and certified by Air BP, consists of 15.5 percent renewable jet fuel blended with traditional jet fuel.

Groundbreaking Partnership for Environmentally Friendly Cruise Tourism in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

AIDA Cruises, the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock and ROSTOCK PORT sign Declaration of Intend to jointly promote environmentally friendly and sustainable cruise shipping in Rostock.
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ROSTOCK, Germany, September 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - On September 11, 2018, around 280 executives of AIDA Cruises welcomed the prime minister of Mecklenburg- Western Pomerania, Manuela Schwesig at the AIDA Management Days in Rostock. The occasion was marked by the signing of a Declaration of Intend between AIDA Cruises, the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock and ROSTOCK PORT to jointly promote environmentally friendly and sustainable cruise shipping in Rostock,.

Making the Luxury Experience Sustainable

For Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, high-end products need not come with a high carbon count
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September 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The issues of urban access, congestion and pollution affect us all – even retail luxury brands.

Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), for example, is changing its business model to meet two of the 21st century’s greatest challenges: e-commerce and urbanization.

Christian Galichon, LVMH Sourcing’s director of purchasing coordination, thinks about these logistics conundrums every day.

Below he shares how LVMH and its brands are evolving alongside consumer demands while advancing the group’s ambitious sustainability goals.

Nation’s 1st Pollinator-Friendly Right-of-Way Solar Project Moves Forward in Georgia

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The Georgia Public Service Commission (Georgia PSC) has authorized funding for Georgia Power to construct, own and operate a one-megawatt solar array on Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) property at Exit 14 off Interstate 85, which is known as “The Ray.” Georgia will be the third state in the nation to utilize the grassy shoulder of an interstate highway, called the “right-of-way” (ROW), to generate solar energy. This unique project will pilot the use of native flowering plants as ground cover in test plots within the solar array, making Georgia the first in the nation to pilot pollinator-friendly, right-of-way solar.

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The Georgia Public Service Commission (Georgia PSC) has authorized funding for Georgia Power to construct, own and operate a one-megawatt solar array on Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) property at Exit 14 off Interstate 85, which is known as “The Ray.” Georgia will be the third state in the nation to utilize the grassy shoulder of an interstate highway, called the “right-of-way” (ROW), to generate solar energy. This unique project will pilot the use of native flowering plants as ground cover in test plots within the solar array, making Georgia the first in the nation to pilot pollinator-friendly, right-of-way solar.

The Highway Of The Future Might Someday Start In Georgia

By Betty Joita
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Georgia, somewhere to the edge of Alabama. That is where the living laboratory for the highways of the future might come to be, thanks to the Ray C.

Georgia is paving the way for a high-tech, sustainable highway

By John R. Quain
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If you want to see what the highway of the future might look like, then you only need to drive down to Georgia.

The Next-Generation Logistics Network

Take a closer look at how UPS is bringing the global smart logistics network to life.
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In 2017, UPS aligned its technology and engineering functions into one organization and named Juan Perez its Chief Information and Engineering Officer.

Perez leads a team of UPS engineers and IT professionals who are laser-focused on building the company’s smart logistics network of the future.

Read his thoughts below on how innovation and sustainability became part of the UPS DNA.

Schools, Parks, Beaches to Get EV Charging Stations

SCE’s pilot program would add approximately 370 charge ports over two years.
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Southern California Edison is seeking state approval for a two-year pilot program to add hundreds of new electric vehicle charging stations at schools and state recreation area parking lots.

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