Posts tagged with 'emissions'
Calculating the Environmental Impact of Driving in the United States
Calculating the Environmental Impact of Driving in the United States
Two research professors from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute developed an Eco-Drive Index (EDI) that estimates the average monthly environmental impact of a single driver in the United States. The value applies to newly purchased vehicles, indicating how far ...
Research Recap, June 27: Sustainable Transport Behavior, Agreeable Taxes, Electric Vehicles in India
Research Recap, June 27: Sustainable Transport Behavior, Agreeable Taxes, Electric Vehicles in India
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Sustainable Transport Behavior Transport technology advancements will not be enough to attain international greenhouse gas reduction ...
The True Cost of Gasoline: $15 Per Gallon
The True Cost of Gasoline: $15 Per Gallon
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) created a short video explaining the true costs of our oil dependency by following a single gallon of gasoline refined and consumed in California. According to the video, this single gallon of gasoline emits ...
New Report: Cities Respond to Climate Change
New Report: Cities Respond to Climate Change
Columbia University, in partnership with the City University of New York, published a new report, “Climate Change and Cities,” detailing the risks global cities face as a result of a warming world. The report is meant to serve as a ...
Research Recap, June 14: Walkability in Asian Cities, Mobility for an Aging Population, Costly Fuel Alternatives
Research Recap, June 14: Walkability in Asian Cities, Mobility for an Aging Population, Costly Fuel Alternatives
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Improving Walkability in Asian Cities The Asian Development Bank, in collaboration with the Clean Air Initiative ...
Air Quality: Examples of Success in Major Urban Centers
Air Quality: Examples of Success in Major Urban Centers
This post was originally published in Portuegese on TheCityFix Brasil on June 8, 2011. About 7,000 people die per year in the state of Sao Paulo due to  air pollution, according Paulo Saldiva, doctor, professor and expert of Environmental Pollution. The number scares ...
C40 Sao Paulo Summit: A Global Partnership to Restore Healthy Cities
C40 Sao Paulo Summit: A Global Partnership to Restore Healthy Cities
Today marks the first day of the C40 Sao Paulo Summit, an event that brings together Mayors from leading cities around the world in a partnership to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency. Organized by C40 (Climate Leadership Group), ...
Germany Boosts Electric Vehicle Sector
Germany Boosts Electric Vehicle Sector
The German government is planning to fund one billion Euros (US $1.4 billion) to the research and development of electric vehicles, with the ultimate goal of adding one million electric cars to the nation’s streets by 2020. The government hopes ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
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 ...
UK Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions in Half
UK Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions in Half
The British government pledged to cut carbon emissions in half by 2025, the Associated Press reports. The British government Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne announced yesterday to Parliament that Britain would aim to reduce carbon ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 13: Cape Town MyCiTi, Global Road Safety, Living Walls
TheCityFix Picks, May 13: Cape Town MyCiTi, Global Road Safety, Living Walls
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 29: Bike Share in Bangalore, Pakistan's Climate Plan, Chicago's Design Summit
TheCityFix Picks, April 29: Bike Share in Bangalore, Pakistan's Climate Plan, Chicago's Design Summit
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 ...
New Report: China’s Rapid Motorization Calls for Efficient Public Transit
New Report: China’s Rapid Motorization Calls for Efficient Public Transit
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace released a new report last week as part of its Energy and Climate Program on China’s fast-paced motorization and possible strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to the increase in vehicles. Below is a ...
New Report: UNEP Links Economic Growth to Sustainability
New Report: UNEP Links Economic Growth to Sustainability
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched a new report that makes the case for investing 2 percent of global GDP into 10 key sectors to propel a transition towards a “low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy ” and catalyze ...
Not Your Typical Greenwashing: Wash Cycle Laundry's Bike-Centric Business Model
Not Your Typical Greenwashing: Wash Cycle Laundry's Bike-Centric Business Model
A new wash-and-fold laundry service, Wash Cycle Laundry, avoids the three big (and not-so-sustainable) components of the delivery and manufacturing industry: trucks, parking lots and loading docks. As a result, the bike-centric delivery model is far less harmful to the ...
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