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FedEx Talks Fuel Economy, Sustainability at Green Fleet Conference

By Greg Basich, Contributor
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SCHAUMBURG, IL - FedEx has improved fuel economy by 16.6% and is on track to meet its goal of reducing fuel consumption by 20% from its 2005 baseline, said Mitch Jackson, Environmental Affairs & Sustainability, during a keynote speech last week during the 2012 Green Fleet Conference.

 

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SCHAUMBURG, IL - FedEx has improved fuel economy by 16.6% and is on track to meet its goal of reducing fuel consumption by 20% from its 2005 baseline, said Mitch Jackson, Environmental Affairs & Sustainability, during a keynote speech last week during the 2012 Green Fleet Conference.

 

GM Powers Computers with Energy from Engine Testing

Efficient powertrain engineering center in Torino, Italy captures its spent energy
Press Release

(3BL Media) Torino, Italy – June 29, 2012  As visitors to the General Motors Powertrain Engineering Center in Torino walk the halls, they can often hear the whirring of engines being tested. But what they can’t hear is the excess energy being transferred back to the grid.

Within a year, the center has harvested 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy from test benches – equipment that tests various measures of a running engine.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu is No Drag in Aerodynamics

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Detroit, MI - August 30, 2011 - As gas prices fluctuate and consumers demand roomier, fuel-efficient passenger cars, aerodynamic design is an important contributor to saving money at the pump. Preproduction models of the all-new 2013 Malibu are achieving a drag coefficient comparable to a Corvette and nearly as efficient as the Volt electric car.

Chevrolet Malibu Engineers Break Wind in Name of Fuel Economy

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) DETROIT, MI – August 16, 2011 - John “Moose” Bednarchik and Suzanne “Suzy” Cody are not your typical automotive engineers. He’s an admitted “fitness nut” who got a second chance at life after nearly dying of a heart attack at age 33. She’s a blue-haired, Camaro-driving, roller derby-playing mom.

Ceres President Mindy Lubber Commends Heavy Truck Standards

Press Release

(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.                        

GM, Auto Industry, and Drivers Better Positioned for Changing Fuel Prices

GM White Paper summarizes industry trends and GM fuel economy initiatives
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DETROIT – Recent jumps in prices at the pump are again making fuel economy a hot topic.  Reporters and analysts speculate about how high prices might go, how global events might affect oil prices, and how the auto business might be impacted.  Drivers, anxious over prices that seem to increase with each fill-up, wonder what next week will bring.

The Solution for Unrest in Your Gas Tank

How to Beat the Rising Price of Fuel by Driving Lean and Driving Clean
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The unrest in Egypt has sparked a range of responses around the globe, including a big jump in the price of oil. Egypt is not a major oil producer but its strategic location has raised concern of disruption of oil supplies through the Suez Canal, and concern that the unrest may spread to other countries in the region. Even before the current situation in Egypt the signs of economic recovery in the US and continued rapid growth in China and India was driving the price of oil upward, and some have speculated that 2011 might see the price of oil rise as dramatically as in the summer of 2

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