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Union Pacific's Environmental Advantage

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Trains remain the most fuel-efficient way to transport bulk cargo on land. A single Union Pacific train can replace 300 trucks carrying the same load. If just 10 percent of the nation’s long-haul freight currently moved on highways was diverted to rail, annual fuel savings would exceed 1 billion gallons. According to the EPA, trains emit an average of 75 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than trucks.

Crayola Responds to Stakeholder Pressure by Turning Markers into Fuel

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With the summer coming to a close, families are stocking up on supplies for kids headed back to school. But students and teachers alike are beginning to wonder what impact these school supplies have on the world around them, and one classroom chose to speak up.

Mother Knows Best: How One Family Roadtrip Launched the Automobile Age

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One summer morning in southern Germany, Bertha Benz climbed into her husband’s car, grabbed her two teenage sons, and drove off to her mother’s house 60 miles away without telling her husband. What sounds like a budding family drama was in fact a historic roadtrip that launched the automobile age. Bertha’s husband was Carl Benz, the perfectionist inventor of the automobile, who has been reluctant take his car for a drive “until it’s ready.” Bertha, on the other hand, lacked Carl’s patience and wanted to show the results.

From Fuel Supply to FuelSense

By Bobbi Wells, FedEx Express Air Ops Planning & Analysis
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You never know where some things will lead. As an Army Captain, I had the fortune to command a supply company that included a fuel supply platoon with the responsibility to refuel the 3rd Armored Division in central Germany.

These refueling operations were very static, dispensing fuel from large bladders which required units to congregate many tracked and wheeled vehicles at fuel depots. This made refueling not only inefficient but placed exposed vehicles at a higher risk of an enemy strike as they congregated.

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You never know where some things will lead. As an Army Captain, I had the fortune to command a supply company that included a fuel supply platoon with the responsibility to refuel the 3rd Armored Division in central Germany.

These refueling operations were very static, dispensing fuel from large bladders which required units to congregate many tracked and wheeled vehicles at fuel depots. This made refueling not only inefficient but placed exposed vehicles at a higher risk of an enemy strike as they congregated.

INFOGRAPHIC: A Sustainable Future

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EarthSmart: FedEx solutions for a more sustainable world

Through energy efficiency and diversification, collaborations and advocacy, FedEx is helping to create a more sustainable business for the future.

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EU Biofuels & Indirect Land Use Change: "No deal before 2014" [VIDEO]

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Peter O’Donnell, European Affairs journalist for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, is joined by Tom Hanney, Irish Ambassador to the EU, to discuss the Indirect Land Use Change Proposal (ILUC).

American Honda Installs Stationary Fuel Cell System that Will Produce a Megawatt of Clean Energy, Reduce CO2

The new system will offset electricity usage on the Torrance campus by 25 percent
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Torrance, Calif., March 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Continuing its efforts to reduce the  environmental footprint of its operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today announced the installation of a new fuel cell system on its Torrance, California campus that will produce one megawatt of clean, reliable energy, and significantly reduce CO2 emissions from Honda’s operations in the region.

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold company, has success with its Biodiesel Project

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February 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ - PT Freeport Indonesia inaugurated their biodiesel fueling station, which processes used cooking oil from the mess halls, cafeterias and homes in and near the mining operations in Papua, Indonesia. The fueling station currently serves light vehicles and the target is that heavy equipment will also utilize the biodiesel fuel.

Biodiesel production at PT Freeport Indonesia has reached 500 to 900 liters per month and production is increasing. Low emissions from biodiesel fuels will help to support a healthy working environment.

OMG! 490 MPG! Employee Saves Fuel with Chevy Volt, Workplace Charging Station

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Much like Jeff Kaffee, the first U.S. customer of the Chevy Volt, Bob Rowe loves his EV.

“I will absolutely buy another one and can’t believe more people aren’t buying these vehicles,” said Rowe, senior labor relations manager for General Motors.

GE, Clean Energy Fuels Partner to Expand Natural Gas Highway

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GE and Clean Energy Fuels announced a collaboration to expand the infrastructure for natural gas transportation in the United States.

The agreement supports Clean Energy's efforts in developing America's Natural Gas Highway, a fueling network that will enable trucks to operate on liquefied natural gas coast to coast and border to border.

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