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New Transport Scenarios for China, India, Latin America Highlight Role of Cities in Combatting Climate Change

International Transport Forum at OECD releases projections for modal shares, emissions at Lima COP20 conference Transport in the urban centres of emerging economies is becoming a major battleground for combatting climate change. Big cities in China, India…

Infrastructure Planning Today Determines the Carbon Taxes of Tomorrow

Traffic congestion, air pollution, accidents – the negative externalities from car transport are not just a popular field of economic research, but…

Nation’s Mayors Expand Their Commitment To Attack Local Climate Challenges

At its 82nd Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting yesterday, the nation's mayors renewed their longstanding commitment to fight climate change by reducing…

Fighting Climate Change With Sensible City Planning

June 5, 2014 - in Modeling, Smart Cities

According to Department of Energy estimates, about 39 percent of America’s carbon emissions come from commercial and residential buildings; over 33 percent come from transportation, the majority of that amount from passenger and freight traffic – moving…

EPA Draft CO2 Regulations Provide Flexibility, but Greater Role for Demand Response and Smart Grid Needed

June 3, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) applauded the flexibility shown today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the agency’s release of draft regulations to address CO2 emissions, and for its recognition that there are a…

Grundfos Emphasizes Demand More From Your Pumps at 2014 Building Energy Summit

April 1, 2014 - in Corporate, Facility Management

This year’s Building Energy Summit to be held in Washington, D.C., on April 1 will set the stage for Grundfos’ steady drumbeat of Demand More from Your Pumps. The annual Summit convenes leaders from the public and private sectors, building owners, energy…

Delhi Metro Sets Stage for Large-Scale Carbon Finance in Transportation

March 31, 2014 - in Projects, Transportation

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has become the first metro and railway system in the world to be registered with The Gold Standard Foundation, serving as a proof of concept for transport systems in developing countries to finance low carbon development.…

Automakers Dial In Supply Chain for Reduced Environmental Impact

March 26, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

Two leading corporate responsibility business associations, AIAG and CSR Europe, facilitator of the European Automotive Working Group on Supply Chain Sustainability, today announced an unprecedented agreement has been reached among 14 global automakers on…

ICLEI USA Launches New Climate Pathways to Help Cities Fight Carbon Pollution

March 19, 2014 - in Environment, Projects

ICLEI USA has released Climate Pathways, a brand new, comprehensive program of tools, trainings, and technical support designed to help local governments and their sustainability teams measure, plan for, and reduce emissions and energy use. Climate Pathways…

Siemens Wins a Contract to Deliver 32 more Locomotives to the USA

March 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

The Departments of Transportation for the U.S. states of Illinois, California, Michigan, Missouri and Washington have awarded Siemens a contract for the delivery of 32 diesel-electric passenger locomotives. The contract is valued at approximately €165 million…