As many of us prepare for the hectic holiday hustle of planes, trains and automobiles, we might be thinking about how our travel plans are going to increase our carbon footprints. Fortunately, there are important strides being made to electrify these modes of transportation. This week on Sea Change Radio, we hear from Treehugger’s Sami Grover who gives us a peek into two projects coming out of the U.K. — one will allow jets to use less fuel and emit less carbon, and the other enables trains to stop spewing dirty diesel.
December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Testifying today at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) hearing on repealing the glider provisions in the Phase 2 national fuel economy standard for heavy-duty vehicles, Carol Lee Rawn, Transportation Program Director at Ceres, made the following statement:
New series explores how new technologies will reframe our understanding of the world
As technology advances, new innovations are being used to help the human race move, connect, heal, learn, build and grow. How will these new technologies reshape our understanding of the world we live in? The possibilities are infinite.
The first theme in The Possibility Report series, MOVE is a conversation about how technology may reframe what we know about the ways we get around. How could transportation, navigation, and space travel evolve in the years to come?
GM announced how it is executing on a major element of its vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, recently announced by GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. In the next 18 months, GM will introduce two new all-electric vehicles based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV. They will be the first of at least 20 new all-electric vehicles that will launch by 2023.
Advancements in sustainability require advancements in how we move people and products.
In a recent blog post, I described how the design phase often determines the biggest sustainability impacts of infrastructure projects.
With transportation infrastructure in particular — whether for air, rail, road or sea — about to be radically transformed through technological advances, I foresee tremendous opportunity for sustainability.
SHANGHAI, September 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra hosted a press conference today in Shanghai to discuss GM’s road map for the future of personal mobility. The company’s goal is to address the challenges such as crashes, pollution and congestion that have come with growing urbanization.
According to Barra, “By working together, we can solve these challenges and deliver safer, better and more sustainable transportation solutions for all of our customers.”
Better urban environment unequivocally warrants better planning and modal shift to public transport and new clean energy options for personal mobility
“Worldwide 25 per cent of emissions come from transportation”,, said Maria Mendiluce, Managing Director - Natural Capital, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), during the ‘3rd Business and Climate Summit 2017’.
We operate a sophisticated, efficient distribution network to move pulp, paper and personal care products using third-party truck, rail, intermodal and ocean vessel transport providers. This focus on efficiency, combined with the geographic diversity of our principal manufacturing and distribution locations, allows us to attract new global customers while managing costs and reducing environmental emissions.
Domtar supports expansion of ports and intermodal terminals to increase the availability of these more efficient modes of transportation.