FedEx Ups Emission Reduction Goal by 50%

August 24, 2012 / No Comments

As we all know, FedEx provides transportation, e-commerce and business services to customers. What you might not know is that FedEx has been striving hard to reduce carbon emissions over these years. In 2008, the company announced that it will look to reduce carbon emissions from its aircraft and try to increase the fuel efficacy of its FedEx vehicle fleet by ...

DHL and Unilever Join Hands to Cut Down Emissions

August 13, 2012 / No Comments

Shipping and logistic giant DHL and multi-national FMCG conglomerate Unilever, also known for their environmental consciousness and remarkable efforts in this regard, are joining hands for their ultimate green program. They are looking ways to reduce the emissions across their supply chains. This could include all possible projects ranging from waste reduction to alternative automobiles. Right now, we do not have ...

Economic Growth Seen Driven by Strong Fuel Economy & Vehicle Emissions Standards

May 27, 2011 / No Comments

Fuel Economy Standards and Vehicle Emissions Standards don’t seem to go hand in hand at the first instance. However, a recent study report titled “Driving California’s economy” released by the nonprofit research organization Next 10 says it can. Let’s check. The study points out that the highest passenger vehicle fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards produce the most positive results in ...

Cargill Plans to Cut Down on Fuel Consumption by Flying Kites!

March 1, 2011 / No Comments

If there’s a will, there of course can be a way too! Cargill, the food and agriculture company seems to be putting the age old adage to practice. The company will soon begin start using giant kites on their ships so as to generate propulsion. And what do they gain? A cut in fuel use by around 35 per cent!

Kyocera Solar Modules To Power Toyota Solar Panels in Boats

July 6, 2010 / No Comments

Solar Panels in recreational boats manufactured and sold by Toyota will now have Kyocera’s solar modules equipping its solar power generation. The panels are also designed to be installed as an optional unit on the same type of boats of other manufacture also.

Russia’s emissions target disappoints environmentalists

June 23, 2009 / No Comments

The emissions target scheme announced by Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev recently aims at slashing emissions by 10%-15% from Russia’s emissions in 1990 when the country was a part of the Soviet Union. At that time, Russia’s greenhouse-gas emissions were far higher than they are at present. Environmentalists, who are not happy Russia’s target for emissions reduction, argue that the target fell ...

Japan “Plans” to Miss Kyoto Protocol Commitment

November 13, 2008 / No Comments

The latest data about Japan's greenhouse-gas emissions cast a serious doubt over the Japan's commitment to its Kyoto Protocol efforts. The Environment Ministry reported Japan's emissions hit a record high of carbon dioxide, 8.7% more than what Japan spewed in 1990. The 1997 Kyoto treaty calls for Japan to reduce its emissions to 6% BELOW the 1990 level. Japan is going ...

Japanese Government Takes 1st Step Toward Implementing Carbon Credit Trading

November 5, 2008 / No Comments

The Japanese government has taken the 1st step toward implementing carbon credit trading. The system will allow large companies to gain carbon credits by assisting small and midsize companies in reducing their emissions. "Firms that come in below their designated emission levels can sell the unused portions as carbon credits to businesses that exceed their caps." Tokyo is taking applications from ...

Cement Producers Work at Cutting CO2 Emissions in China, India

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

Cement companies in Japan are getting in on cutting down on CO2 emissions and hope to help their counterparts in China and India do the same. The Japan Cement Association is taking the lead by sending engineers to China and India to produce estimates for how much CO2 can be decreased. Japanese cement makers are working with the Ministry of Economy, ...

Open Rotor Propeller Plane by Rolls Royce, Cuts Down on Emissions

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

Here's another new discovery towards the green revolution! Rolls Royce has come up with a brilliant modified version of an open rotor propeller plane installed with a less noise making engine as opposed to its original loud engine. The engine has been tested with results showing a remarkable cut down on greenhouse gas emissions to 30% and also a great save ...