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Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions 8.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:00 Amazon's plans to decarbonize its shipping supply chain isn't just focused on electrifying  its delivery vans . On Wednesday morning, the logistics and retail giant announced that it plans to buy 6 million gallons of bio jet fuel via a division of Shell and produced by World Energy, a big biodiesel producer. The companies said the jet fuel will be made from agricultural waste fats and oils (such as used cooking oil and inedible fats from beef processing). The move shows the efforts that Amazon is willing to go to eke out carbon emissions across its vast network of planes, vehicles and distribution centers that deliver on-demand goods across the globe. Amazon has pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, and says it will make sure half of Amazon shipments are net-zero by 2030. That commitment also includes buying 100,000 electric delivery vehicles, and using 100 percent clean energy by 2025.  But ...
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California's new truck rule: It's big, it's bold, it's controversial 1.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
California's new truck rule: It's big, it's bold, it's controversial Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:30  California's epic clean truck rule has arrived. It's big. It's bold. It's controversial.  After months of discussion, last week the California Air Resources Board (CARB) unanimously approved the Advanced Clean Truck rule, which says that more than half of the trucks sold in California have to be zero-emission by 2035. By 2045, all new commercial trucks sold in California must be zero-emission.  The truck rule follows another California law ( passed in 2018 ) that says all new public transit buses sold must be zero-emission starting in 2029. The combination of these policies makes California one of the most aggressive regions in the world pushing electric trucks and buses.  Environmentalists hailed the decision , calling it a win that will help clean up the air for disadvantaged communities that live in areas with a large amount of trucks. For example, in the Inland Empire in Southern ...
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Lyft plans to electrify all of its cars by 2030 17.6.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Lyft Close Authorship Charging networks could be the biggest hurdle for the EV goal. A couple of years back in Washington, D.C., a lack of charging infrastructure flummoxed taxi drivers that agreed to adopt electric taxis. Like taxi drivers, ride-hailing drivers will have various needs for when they'd want to charge a vehicle, whether at home or at a ride-hailing charging depot, depending on where they live and their preferred routes. While the pandemic and recession likely will dampen sales of passenger EVs in the short term, electric vehicles are still expected to grow substantially over the next two decades. The researchers at Bloomberg New Energy Finance predict there will be 500 models of EVs available by 2022, and 28 percent of new vehicle sales globally will be electric by 2030. That percentage is supposed to grow to 58 percent of new sales by 2040.  Aggressive policies around the world are helping spur this electric transition. California's clean air regulators (the California Air Resources ...
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Watch for ADM to pioneer biofuels, more carbon capture projects 13.5.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Watch for ADM to pioneer biofuels, more carbon capture projects Heather Clancy Wed, 05/13/2020 - 02:57 Although decarbonization of industrial processes remains a big technical challenge, food processing and commodities giant Archer Daniels Midland recently adopted new commitments to cut its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2035 — with additional carbon sequestration projects and changes to its transportation fleet figuring largely in that strategy. ADM also has pledged to decrease energy intensity by 15 percent over the same timeframe. "Our new goals are ambitious yet achievable," said ADM chairman and CEO Juan Luciano, in a statement when they were revealed in late March. "The greenhouse gas emissions we’ll save will be the equivalent of those from charging every single smartphone on the planet 250 times." The new commitments , the culmination of a 1.5-year planning process, aren’t officially science-based targets but they are "more aggressive" than the 2 degrees Celsius reduction ...
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The robotic, hybrid-electric future of agriculture 12.5.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The robotic, hybrid-electric future of agriculture Shane Downing Tue, 05/12/2020 - 00:15 While many around the world, ordered indoors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, are coming up with innovative ways to plant small victory gardens in, around and on top of their homes, plenty of change is afoot in big ag — much of it driven by new technologies. A recent IDTechEx webcast, "Electric Vehicles and Robotics in Agriculture: $50 Billion Market Soon,” provided a brief overview of a 215-page report , "Electric Vehicles and Robotics in Agriculture 2020-2030,” that the research firm published in February. According to IDTEchEx Chairman Peter Harrop, agriculture’s forthcoming shift to both electrification and robotics is a result of three overarching trends: looming labor shortages; the need for precision farming; and advancements in automation. First, Harrop talked about how labor shortages in places such as the United Kingdom and Japan will require robots to be used to keep up with production demands. "The United ...
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Clean trucks are more important than ever 5.5.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Cleaning up air pollution drives economic growth.
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Why the electric vehicle wave is still coming 29.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Buckle up: this year will be rough, but this road trip still looks promising.
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This is climate tech 22.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The stunning array of technologies emerging to decarbonize the world and make it more habitable for flora, fauna and humans goes far beyond cleantech 2.0.
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Here are 4 ways cities are coping with the effects of COVID-19 15.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Cities — from Wuhan in China to New York in the United States — have been at the front lines of the novel coronavirus crisis and will be in the same position for future crises.
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Resilience after recession: 4 ways to reboot the U.S. economy 14.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
It's important to choose wisely.
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Utilities are the new cool 9.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Thriving in the age of climate change pivots around electricity, and that means electric utilities are at the center.
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Can a #GreenStimulus lead us from breakdown to breakthrough? 9.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
I’ll never forget the first time I heard the activist-turned commentator Van Jones articulate the vision of building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.
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Electric vehicles 1.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
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Dirty air, tailpipes and COVID-19 1.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Air pollution impacts how the human body can fight infections and viruses. Coronavirus mortality rates could become another galvanizing force for cleaning up the air and simultaneously lowering carbon emissions.
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COVID-19 pandemic shines spotlight on flexible, digital freight 25.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
There have generally been three waves of logistics problems that have emerged alongside the novel coronavirus outbreak. Analytics and artificial intelligence are helping solve them.
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Coronavirus dampens 2020 outlook for clean energy and electric vehicles 17.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The immediate crisis could undermine long-term strategy.
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25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020 6.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender.
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A conversation with Ford's sustainability leader 3.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
How will the No. 2 American automaker focus on sustainability amidst restructuring and major transformation?
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5 hot technologies for cold trucking 26.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
Refrigerated trucks use a quarter more fuel (usually diesel) than non-refrigerated trucks do. These solutions could help reduce that impact.
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New Jersey sets its sights on a decarbonized economy 13.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
The state is planning comprehensively for economy-wide decarbonization, and putting meaningful, near-term policies in place to affordably reduce emissions.
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