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Major U.S. Businesses Call Out EPA for Rollbacks to Vehicle Emissions Standards

Strong national standards bolster state economies and help U.S. automakers stay competitive
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April 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As leaders from states across the nation denounce U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s final determination that would lead to a significant rollback of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles, the Ceres senior director of policy and the BICEP Network, Anne Kelly, issued the following statement.

Getting Down to Business: Industry Leaders Announce Start of Georgia International Business Park

By Alicia B. Hill
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Leaders from some of the biggest businesses in the country gathered in LaGrange City Hall on Thursday to discuss the creation of what will be the biggest industrial park in the southeast in terms of size, employees and investment in the community.

“There are a hundred manufacturers in Troup County that operate in this park, and we have more Fortune 500 companies operating here than anywhere in the U.S.”

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Leaders from some of the biggest businesses in the country gathered in LaGrange City Hall on Thursday to discuss the creation of what will be the biggest industrial park in the southeast in terms of size, employees and investment in the community.

“There are a hundred manufacturers in Troup County that operate in this park, and we have more Fortune 500 companies operating here than anywhere in the U.S.”

Canadian Pacific Chooses Thermo King’s New SLXi-DRC Refrigeration Unit

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Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) has selected Thermo King's, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, SLXi-DRC units to fulfill its largest, single domestic reefer container (DRC) order in Canadian history. CP is the first Thermo King customer to purchase the SLXi-DRC unit in North America.

Learn more about the SLXI-DRC, and the CP and Thermo King collaboration: http://bit.ly/2HQ3QGs 

Utilities Key to Powering the Future of Mass Transit EVs

Local utility companies will play a critical role in enabling the future of cleaner transit
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What will mass transit look like in the future? Earlier this year, California announced an ambitious plan to reduce emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, setting the state on a path to achieving 80-percent reduction by 2050. Although satisfying these goals will require contributions from all sectors of the economy, the transition to zero- and near-zero emission vehicles will play an outsized role — particularly when it comes to mass transit. 

UPS London Switches on Smart Grid to Super-Charge Electric Delivery Fleet

Cutting Edge Deployment of Advanced Technology Vehicle & Charging Signals Shift Away from Reliance on Combustion Engine
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LONDON, March 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A UPS (NYSE:UPS) led consortium has deployed a radical new charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

Major U.S. Businesses Call on EPA to Keep Strong MPG and Emissions Standards

Weakening national standards for passenger vehicles risks weakening the economy; consistent and strong fuel economy and emissions rules help U.S. auto industry compete
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WASHINGTON, March 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A national network of influential American businesses is calling on the Trump administration to maintain robust fuel-economy and emissions standards for passenger vehicles, and expressing support for states' rights to maintain those standards.

Recycled Rubber Paves the Way to the Future in Troup County, Georgia

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March 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - This week, Troup County will complete the paving of the county’s first “rubber road” on the new Tom Hall Parkway. The project used over 32,000 pounds of recycled tire rubber (RTR) in the top layer or “wearing course” of the road, which represents the rubber taken from over 2,500 end of life passenger tires.

Autonomous Cars Poised to Transform, Connect Smart Communities

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A future where driverless cars are roaming city streets may be closer than you think. Quickly moving past test and pilot phases, autonomous vehicles are now hitting the road in business parks and on limited fixed routes, bringing the promise of increased safety, reduced emissions and the potential for streamlined public transportation.

The Ray Receives Additional Funding

By Mary Ann Demuth
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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation will grant an additional $2 million to The Ray over the next two years for research, pilot projects and innovative technologies that have the potential to shape transportation infrastructure. The foundation carries on the legacy of Ray C. Anderson, founder and former chair of Interface Inc., a flooring company committed to sustainability.

Ecocentricity Blog: Come on Down!

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I want to ask the exact same question of all of us, whether a gameshow contestant or just a normal person – why do so many people want a car?

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I want to ask the exact same question of all of us, whether a gameshow contestant or just a normal person – why do so many people want a car?

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