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Five States and DC to Look at Options to Jointly Reduce Transportation Sector Carbon Emissions

November 25, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2015—Five Northeastern states and the District of Columbia announced a commitment today to look at options to jointly reduce carbon emissions from their transportation sectors, including market-based possibilities building upon the success…

Caltrans Orders 14 New Diesel-Electric Locomotives for Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Route

November 9, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail

SACRAMENTO - In an effort to provide cleaner and faster travel for Pacific Surfliner rail passengers, Caltrans will be purchasing an additional 14 high-performance,…

Maritime Administration Advances Industry Environmental Efforts

October 8, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it will provide over $1 million to support…

Duke Energy Corp. to Reduce Emissions from Power Plants in North Carolina, Fund Environmental Projects

September 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with Duke Energy Corporation (Duke) to resolve Clean Air Act violations at five coal-fired power plants across North Carolina.…

Statement of U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake on the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan

August 4, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy, Smart Cities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2015—U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued the following statement on the Administration's Clean Power Plan: "The U.S. Conference of Mayors congratulates the Obama Administration on…

Historic Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants Announced

August 3, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy

Today at the White House, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will release the final Clean Power Plan, a historic step in the Obama Administration’s fight against climate change. We have a moral obligation…

NHTSA and EPA Propose Phase 2 MD/HD Vehicle Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Standards

June 22, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

June 19, 2015—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Dept. of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have proposed the second phase of fuel economy and CO2 emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty…

Bus Melodrama Creates $100B Market by 2025 for Hybrid and Pure Electric Buses Say IDTechEx

January 30, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Transit, Transportation

Buses are boring right? Not any more. Faced with 200,000 people dying of air pollution yearly and rocketing oil imports, China will make 10 million school buses and 1.6 million large buses electric. The resulting ultra-low cost base will let its bus makers…

International Freight Transport to Quadruple by 2050

January 28, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Environment, Transportation

In the face of shifting global trade patterns, international freight transport volumes will grow more than fourfold  (factor 4.3) by 2050. Average transport distance across all modes will increase 12%. As a result, CO2 emissions from freight transport will…

Neighborhood Designs Can Cut Carbon Emissions, Electric Costs

December 17, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 17, 2014—A big tree next to your house can do more than just save home-cooling costs, it will also cut carbon emissions, University of Florida researchers say. Trees shade houses so that less energy is needed to cool them. But trees,…