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By Eric Olson, Senior Vice President, Advisory Services, BSR

This post first appeared in the BSR Insight.

New BSR Report Analyzes Total Sustainability Impacts, Market Outlook for Commercial Transportation Fuels

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 9, 2012 /3BL Media/ - BSR’s new report assesses the total sustainability impacts of commercial transportation fuels as well as the market outlook for a complete range of fuel types. The report will help large-scale fuel purchasers make viable decisions that lessen impacts to the environment and society and enhance economic growth and development.

UPS Lightens Up – 150 New “Plastic Trucks” to Save 40% Fuel (Infographic)

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by Lynnette McIntire

The trendy sports car Tesla has it. The Boeing DreamLiner has it. And now the UPS package car has it too. Composite materials are now being introduced to replace certain metal components in the ubiquitous brown trucks as a way to lighten the load by 900 pounds and improve fuel efficiency by 40%.

Former U.S. Forest Supervisor Discusses “Biochar” as Possible Carbon-Negative Energy Source for Montana’s Renewable Energy Future

Interview Second in Three-Part Podcast Series on Energy Economy in the Rocky Mountain West
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Boston, MA - September 20, 2011 - Ceres launched its second episode in a three-part podcast series exploring Montana’s clean energy future. The episode features Gloria Flora, former U.S. Forest supervisor and founder and director of Sustainable Obtainable Solutions, an organization dedicated to the sustainability of public lands. 

Filmmaker Josh Tickell: Fueling the Ethanol Debate

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Filmmaker Josh Tickell talks about his latest film "Freedom," which advocates for the expansion of ethanol production

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Filmmaker Josh Tickell talks about his latest film "Freedom," which advocates for the expansion of ethanol production

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer Lays Out State’s Energy Future in Ceres Sustainability Podcast

Interview First in Three-Part Podcast Series Exploring Energy Economy in the Rocky Mountain West
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) BOSTON, MA - August 24, 2011 - Ceres today launched a three-part podcast series exploring Montana’s energy future. The first episode features Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, now serving his second term as governor, who discusses why he is keen to kick America’s dependency on foreign fuel supplies. 

Ceres President Mindy Lubber Commends Heavy Truck Standards

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) BOSTON, MA - August 9, 2011 - Ceres, the nation’s largest coalition of investors and public interest groups working to promote sustainability, issued the following statement on today's announcement of the first fuel efficiency/greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for heavy- and medium-duty trucks from 2014-2018.   

Voters in America’s Auto & Manufacturing Heartland Want 60 MPG Fuel Economy Standard by 2025

1,600 likely Ohio and Michigan voters surveyed by the Mellman Group for Ceres, see job and national security benefits as well as big savings at the pump
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Washington, D.C. - May 25, 2011 - A new poll of 800 likely Michigan voters and 800 likely Ohio voters found overwhelming and intense support for requiring the auto industry to increase average fuel economy to 60 miles per gallon by 2025 and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from new cars, pickup trucks, minivans and SUVs. The poll was conducted by The Mellman Group for Ceres from April 9-12.                        

New Report: Coal-to-Liquids and Oil Shale Pose Significant Financial and Environmental Risks to Investors

Dozens of U.S. Projects Now Underway Face Climate-Related Regulatory Challenges, Water Risks and Technological Uncertainties
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As pressure mounts to develop unconventional fuel sources to enhance U.S. energy security, a new Ceres report released today shows that coal-to-liquid (CTL) and oil shale technologies face significant environmental and financial obstacles - from water constraints, to technological uncertainties to regulatory and market risks - that pose substantial financial risks for investors involved in such projects.

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As pressure mounts to develop unconventional fuel sources to enhance U.S. energy security, a new Ceres report released today shows that coal-to-liquid (CTL) and oil shale technologies face significant environmental and financial obstacles - from water constraints, to technological uncertainties to regulatory and market risks - that pose substantial financial risks for investors involved in such projects.

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