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Researchers Suggest That Although CCS and Other Technologies Could Reduce Oil Sands GHG Emissions to Near Zero, That Strategy May Not Make Sense
08/15/2010 – 5:05 am PDT | No Comment

Examples of emerging oil sands related technologies and trade-offs. Credit: ACS, Bergerson and Keith. Click to enlarge.

Although it is technically possible to make deep reductions
in oil sands well-to-tank greenhouse gas emissions through the use …

Cleaning Up Coal
08/13/2010 – 2:24 pm PDT | No Comment

Ed. Note: Cross posted from the Department of Energy Blog.
Each year energy-related carbon dioxide emissions account for more than 80 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. According to the Energy Information …

Carbon Disclosure Project Report Finds Global Transportation Sector Lags Behind Global 500 in Reducing GHG Emissions and Setting Targets
08/13/2010 – 1:30 pm PDT | No Comment

Liquid fuel consumption by end-use sector, 2006-2030. Source: CDP. Click to enlarge.

The global transportation industry firms lag behind ‘Global 500 Companies’ in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and setting reduction targets, according to a new …

Passing the Baton at ServiceMaster
08/11/2010 – 10:30 am PDT | No Comment

By Dylan Hedrick, Climate Corps fellow at ServiceMaster, MBA Candidate at Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, Member of Net Impact

Any member of a sprint relay team knows …

Cellulosic BioButanol Company Cobalt Technologies Signs Agreement With Fluor Corporation
08/11/2010 – 6:35 am PDT | No Comment

Cobalt Technologies has signed an agreement with Fluor Corporation for engineering consulting services as Cobalt gears up to commercialize its cellulosic biobutanol production technology. Additionally, Fluor will offer a broad range of EPCM (engineering, procurement, …

Slow Speed Ahead: Cargo Ships Travel Slower Today Than 130 Years Ago
08/07/2010 – 7:48 pm PDT | Comments Off

In an effort to save fuel Modern cargo ships slow to the speed of the sailing clippers
The world’s largest cargo ships are travelling at lower speeds today than sailing clippers such as the Cutty Sark …

Planes move towards plant-based fuel
08/04/2010 – 2:00 pm PDT | Comments Off

(Image Credit: Wikki Commons)
Jet fuels made from plants such as jatropha and camelina are being tested by airlines like British Airways and Continental Airlines. Boeing Corporation has been working with various airlines to help them …

Calling All Carbon Geeks: Walmart’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Document Is Here!
08/04/2010 – 10:00 am PDT | Comments Off

This past February, Walmart made a major commitment to reduce the carbon footprint from the lifecycle of its products, including its supply chain, by 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide between now and 2015. …

Cleaning up our ports: Join the EDF Innovation Exchange Forum
07/23/2010 – 1:50 pm PDT | Comments Off

Port facilities are critical hubs of international trade.  In the U.S., over 2 billion tons of cargo pass through our ports each year. These facilities can also be significant sources of harmful …

Time for a Tune Up: EDF Climate Corps Fellow responds to ‘Check Engine’ light at REI
07/23/2010 – 1:15 pm PDT | Comments Off

By Sarah Will, 2010 Climate Corps Fellow at REI, MBA, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Member of Net Impact
In a successful business, there is a constant dichotomy between business growth and emissions reduction.  As an EDF …