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Utility Fleets’ Usage of Alternative Fuels Remains Low

Despite government policies encouraging alternative fuels, utility fleets' usage of alternative fuels remains low and stagnant. Source: Utilimarc Over the past few decades, there has been an increase in hybrid vehicles offerings and alternative fuel options. There has also been a push from the government towards the use of more environmentally-friendly vehicles and [...]

Lithium-Ion Battery Market Is Poised to Surpass $60 Billion by 2024!

A new report by Global Market Insights, Inc. predicts the market for lithium-ion batteries to exceed $60 billion in revenue by 2024. Energy Manager Today has reported that the lithium-ion batteries' market is poised to grow rapidly by 2024. Their article on a recent Global Market Insights, Inc. (GMI) report explains that with the adoption [...]

8 Fuel Management Trends for Fleet Managers

A recent article highlights eight fuel management trends and strategies for fleet managers. Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash With the new year, fleet managers are evaluating their fleet's 2018 performance and what they can improve upon. Fuel consumption costs are an integral part of fleet performance analysis and can have a pivotal effect [...]

2019-01-11T10:35:26+00:00January 11th, 2019|Emissions, Idle Reduction News|

New IPCC Study Gives Earth Just Over a Decade

A new IPCC report has given the planet just over a decade to get climate change under control. A recently published report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found that "the world stands on the brink of a failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels," according to [...]

Ozone Season Ends in Central Texas, But Air Pollution Could Still Pose a Threat

As Austin's "ozone season" comes to an end, residents still need to keep an eye out for high-ozone activities. A recent article by The Austin Community Impact Newspaper reported on Austin's ozone levels and the effect they could have on the Austin community.  the article explains that Austin's "ozone season" takes place between August and October every [...]

Idling Vehicles Waste Six Billion Gallons of Fuel a Year

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that vehicles burn approximately six billion gallons of fuel every year while idling. Source: Pixabay A recent opinion piece by Lisa Frusztajer in Cape Cod Times focused on vehicle idling nationwide and its effects. According to Frusztajer, the U.S. Department of Energy (USDE) estimates that the U.S. wastes [...]

What Effects Does Air Pollution Have on Your Body?

Air Pollution's Effects on Your Body and Brain. Air is all around us and unavoidably effects our health. We need air to live, but many human activities such as driving cars or working at power plants have an inverse effect on air quality. A recent article by Business Insider dived into the various effects air pollution [...]

What’s the Deal With Shipping Pollution?

An article by The Conversation highlights ships' greenhouse gas pollution and the urgency for maritime emission regulation. The Conversation has published an article that focuses on shipping's pollution and its immediate effects on today's environment. The urgency of curbing pollution from ships, explained describes that with more than 52,000 ships crisscrossing maritime trade routes annually, stricter [...]

Millennial Voters – Clean Energy Support

Millennials' Strong Desire for Clean Energy According to Energy Manager Today, "the survey found that a strong majority of young voters support clean energy, and desire changes to our current electricity markets that reduce regulations, disrupt monopolies, and increase consumer choice". Millennials will be the majority of voters in the 2018 election, which means that this would [...]

Record Heat Experienced Across the Globe

As temperature across the world rises to record peaks, regular people must deal with this unprecedented heat. Photo by malcolm lightbody on Unsplash This summer has already experienced record-breaking high temperatures across the globe. 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record, according to CNN.  The only three other years [...]

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