Improved Vehicle Performance with Fuel That’s Better for the Environment

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by

Is it possible to increase vehicle performance and fuel efficiency while also slowing climate change through reduced greenhouse gas emissions? New research by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), indicates yes! Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists modified a Cadillac sedan and verified that with car engine […]

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How to Clean Up the Dirtiest Vehicles on the Road

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

When it comes to cleaning up automotive emissions, Tesla gets all the love. The upstart automaker garners the headlines and praise for making electric driving not just feasible, but sexy. That’s important, but all the attention on innovations for personal cars misses one critical fact: The cars most people drive each day are already among […]

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Virgin Atlantic is using new behavioral science research to train pilots to save fuel

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

A new study (pdf) found that Virgin Atlantic Airways pilots used less fuel when they were told their usage was being monitored, a striking example of applying behavioral science techniques for real-world impact. The economists conducting the study analyzed data from more than 40,000 flights and found “the behavioral effects of such interventions are currently […]

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Building Greener Ships, to Keep the Sea From Rising

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

Pound for pound and mile for mile, shipping is already the most environmentally efficient way to move cargo, and standards to improve efficiency in new ships went into effect earlier this year. Those standards are subject to regular review and could be tightened “if the technology supports that,” a spokeswoman for the United Nations agency […]

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The Netherlands is making moves to ban all non-electric vehicles by 2025

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

Electric vehicles – including self-driving cars – are clearly the future of personal transportation, but the question remains: when does the future begin, exactly? If the Netherlands has its way, we now have an answer. There are moves within the country to ban all petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2025, meaning only new […]

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Eco-Friendly Driving Habits Save Fuel and Help the Environment

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

Looking to save money at the fuel pump this summer, earn favorable vehicle insurance rates, and do your part to keep carbon emissions out of the environment? The solution is simpler than you might think, and it’s within reach for every Calgary driver. In addition to putting you at higher risk for accidents and traffic […]

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Environmental Benefits of Fuel-efficient Cars That All Should Know

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

In today’s day and age, where there is a scarcity of fossil fuels, increase in pollution, and global warming, we should consider buying cars that are fuel-efficient. By doing so, we can help reduce the damage that is being done on our environment. We are destroying our environment every day little by little by […]

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Learn About Green Vehicles

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

What Makes a Vehicle Green? EPA developed the Green Vehicle Guide to help you find information on vehicles that are more efficient and less polluting. Reducing vehicle emissions and increasing your fuel economy helps the environment and your wallet. What Are My Options? You’re probably curious about all of the new vehicle technologies that you’ve seen or heard […]

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Improving operations delivers green benefits

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

Fuel efficiency is improving about 2% a year, well ahead of the average 1.5% improvement targeted through 2020. And though a global offsetting scheme needs to be agreed at the forthcoming ICAO Assembly, if aviation is to achieve the next milestone of carbon-neutral growth from 2020, operational and technological enhancements that drive fuel efficiency will […]

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NASA Research Could Save Commercial Airlines Billions in New Era of Aviation

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

The nation’s airlines could realize more than $250 billion dollars in savings in the near future thanks to green-related technologies developed and refined by NASA’s aeronautics researchers during the past six years. These new technologies, developed under the purview of NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project, could cut airline fuel use in half, pollution […]

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