Posts tagged with 'clean fuels'
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Refuel Cars
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Refuel Cars
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable mobility solutions for ...
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is vowing to promote the use of electric and energy efficient taxi cabs globally and in New York, a city known for its gas guzzling Crown Victoria cabs. Bloomberg was elected chair of the ...
Event Wrap-up: Seminar on Sustainable Transportation
Event Wrap-up: Seminar on Sustainable Transportation
The Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden hosted a seminar on sustainable transportation last week at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., as part of their fall program, “Shaping Tomorrow’s World – Infrastructure & Intelligent Mobility.” With ...
TheCityFix Picks, November 5: Best Public Transit Cities, No Helmets in Holland, Car-Free Jakarta
TheCityFix Picks, November 5: Best Public Transit Cities, No Helmets in Holland, Car-Free Jakarta
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Algae: Biofuel of the Future?
Algae: Biofuel of the Future?
Transport accounts for 20 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Although TheCityFix mostly covers personal mobility in cities, it is important to note that transport of goods accounts for a huge portion of global emissions. The use of alternative fuels ...
Green Intelligence Live Blogging: "Moving Towards Clean Transportation"
Green Intelligence Live Blogging: "Moving Towards Clean Transportation"
The Atlantic held its third annual Green Intelligence Forum on energy and environmental issues on October 26 and 27 in Washington, D.C. The event brought leaders together on issues like conservation, energy, supply chain and manufacturing, alternatives to fossil fuels and ...
FedEx Makes More Efficient Deliveries with Zero Emissions Electric Bikes
FedEx Makes More Efficient Deliveries with Zero Emissions Electric Bikes
An electric, non-carbon emitting tricycle for adults is way more exciting than it sounds, especially when an international company like FedEx Corp. uses the bikes to deliver packages across the city of Paris. FedEx now has four tricycles making mail deliveries in ...
New York City Phases Out Crown Vic Taxicabs
New York City Phases Out Crown Vic Taxicabs
What’s the perfect taxicab? For many New York City cabbies, the answer is easy: the Crown Victoria. For years, Ford’s stretch Crown Victoria — or the Crown Vic, as many drivers endearingly refer to it — has served New Yorkers ...
Why Gas is Too Cheap
Why Gas is Too Cheap
“As the sludge choking the Gulf of Mexico shows, nothing is easy when it comes to oil. Not even the price. In fact, especially not the price.” – Ezra Klein, in the Washington Post Disturbing footage of oil spewing into the ...
Yellow Cab, Dollar Cab...Unicab?
Yellow Cab, Dollar Cab…Unicab?
Since 2008, the New York Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) has been seeking the “Taxi of Tomorrow.” The Big Apple is looking for ideas on how to upgrade its existing taxi fleet to “more appropriately reflect the needs of its ...
The Sims Test-Drive Electric Vehicles: What Does it Mean for the Real World?
The Sims Test-Drive Electric Vehicles: What Does it Mean for the Real World?
“Today it is no longer the world that must adjust to the automobile; it’s the automobile that must adapt to people.” That’s an official quote from French automaker Renault, which yesterday announced it has partnered with Electronic Arts Inc. to ...
Coming Soon: Lima’s Metropolitano BRT
Coming Soon: Lima’s Metropolitano BRT
From 2006-2007, I spent one year living in Lima, Peru and researching its public transit system. Anyone who’s visited Peru’s capital understands what an adventure this was. Some of my most vivid memories of that time are of clinging to ...
The Role of Auto Rickshaws in Modern Indian Cities
The Role of Auto Rickshaws in Modern Indian Cities
In recent years, auto rickshaws have been a topic of endless controversy in India. Proponents maintain that they are a vital mode of transport in Indian cities, providing low-cost mobility and connecting travelers to mass transit and even directly to ...
Fuel Tax Increase Necessary to Cut Transportation Emissions
Fuel Tax Increase Necessary to Cut Transportation Emissions
Raising the price of gas to $7 per gallon may be necessary to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2020 targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 14 percent, says a new report from Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and ...
U.S. Senate Climate Hearings - Will Washington Champion Sustainable Transportation?
U.S. Senate Climate Hearings – Will Washington Champion Sustainable Transportation?
“the science is screaming at us to take action” ~Senator John Kerry Today is the second installment of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee‘s three-day legislative hearing on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (see archived ...
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