Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute are leading a joint effort to unlock opportunities to scale renewable energy projects across the Caribbean. This work was accelerated on Necker Island three weeks ago with commitments from the British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Dominica, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Tucks & Caicos to join the Ten Island Renewable Challenge, and fast-track individual projects to demonstrate sustainability solutions on islands. Government representatives from thirteen Caribbean countries convened with CEOs and executives from over thirty corporations and institutions to build projects and support networks for this work. Read More.
In a joint effort to unlock opportunities on scaling renewable energy projects across the Caribbean basin, Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute brokered commitments from the British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Dominica, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Tucks & Caicos. Read More.
Canada's two largest west coast ports are now offering financial incentives to ship owners based on the 'A to G' Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) rating, which benchmarks the energy efficiency of the international shipping fleet. Read More.
"Fleets can enjoy approximately 2.5% reductions in fuel use, and a payback on investment in about 20 months, by adopting currently available 6x2 axle technologies," Mike Roeth, Trucking Efficiency Lead
Trucking Efficiency has found that North American tractor-trailer ﬂeets can accrue multiple beneﬁts from adopting 6x2 axle systems, and moving away from the much more widely used tandem 6x4s.
6x2 axles offer a number of beneﬁts: they lower fuel consumption, vehicle weight, and maintenance expenses and, in some cases, improve stability. Adverse consequences include less traction due to only one drive axle and increased tire wear. The short-term concerns—higher upfront purchase cost and lower resale value—are expected to be mitigated over the next few years as buyers become more conﬁdent and scale is increased by higher demand. This will be especially true since 6x2 production is expected to double each year for the next three years. Read More.