Big Ship, Big Blades

August 11, 2011 by Rich Maltzman

One look at the huge ship (612 feet long) and you knew it was something special.  It was backed up to the middle bridge of the Piscataqua River and loomed over the roadway.  How to handle the ship and its cargo is a project.  The Port Director at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, considered the project as a new opportunity, and...[read more]

Obama Finalizes First-Ever Pollution Standards For Trucks

August 8, 2011 by Luke Tonachel

Aug 9, President Obama will announce new fuel efficiency and carbon pollution standards for heavy-duty trucks. This is a historic step forward because these are first-ever standards of this type and they start of process of what are expected to be ongoing improvements in heavy truck performance. The standards will result in freight...[read more]

My Testimony on Transportaion Before the Senate

July 22, 2011 by Deron Lovaas

I testified about the proposed bipartisan transportation bill outline yesterday, before nine Members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. At the end of the hearing, which you can watch here, I said I would be willing to "put my shoulder to the wheel" to help move it forward. Of course, I want to see more than just the...[read more]

This week in green business

May 11, 2008 by Marc Gunther

Yet another lively week in the world of green business brought these headlines—Climate Counts ranks consumer companies (again) on global warming practices, the trucking industry slows down and Goldman Sachs banker Mark Tercek takes the helm of The Nature Conservancy. My reactions: Climate Counts: I’ve been a skeptic when it comes to...[read more]

The Synergy Between Wind Energy and Freight Trains

May 5, 2008 by Tim Hurst

There were a pair of articles in Sunday's Denver Post about the synergy between the wind energy and heavy rail industries (I suppose you could also say there is a synergy between heavy rail and the energy industry, more broadly defined, as residents of the mountain west are all to familiar with the mile-long coal trains and natural gas...[read more]