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Reopening Dirty Truck Loophole Is Bad for the Economy and Public Health

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December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Testifying today at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) hearing on repealing the glider provisions in the Phase 2 national fuel economy standard for heavy-duty vehicles, Carol Lee Rawn, Transportation Program Director at Ceres, made the following statement:

Natural Gas Poised to Unlock Latin America Power Prospects

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Latin America’s rising demand for natural gas presents broad opportunities across the industry. While these opportunities may be most acutely present in Mexico — where a steadily growing economy is catalyzing soaring natural gas imports from the United States — conditions across the region reflect positive trends for U.S. producers and midstream players. Emerging markets are eager to tap U.S. supplies and seize on natural gas’s potential as a low cost, reliable and cleaner power generation source.

New Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab Opens at Michigan Engineering Zone

Detroit-area middle school students will have access to STEM engagement opportunities
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DETROIT, November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ — More than 3,000 middle school students a year will be introduced to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), thanks to a collaboration between Qualcomm Incorporated and the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

These organizations are bringing the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™, a hands-on engineering and career awareness program, into the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ), known for its makerspace and high school robotics program.

UPS Launches eBike in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for Dec. 2 at Laura Ward Riverwalk Plaza
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ATLANTA, November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the launch of an eBike that will deliver packages along Las Olas Boulevard and in surrounding neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The electrically-assisted tricycle supports Fort Lauderdale’s Green Your Routine program, geared toward  achieving the city’s sustainability goals, and, Vision Zero Fort Lauderdale, a citywide initiative to create safer streets for everyone.

UPS Launches Sustainable Deliveries in Frankfurt

Deliveries by electric bicycle and on foot replace two delivery vehicles per day, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality; Deployment of hybrid low-emission vehicles capable of wider delivery radius around Frankfurt
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December 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) will implement a sustainable delivery concept in the inner city of Frankfurt. From a micro-depot in the “Meisengasse” street, UPS employees will make deliveries with electrically assisted cargo bikes and on foot. This set-up will replace two diesel vehicles per day. The project will run for a two-year trial phase in cooperation with the City of Frankfurt, IHK Frankfurt, and the House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM).

UPS Trials New and More Sustainable Urban Delivery System in London

Innovative ‘depot-to-door’ system reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions
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November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) is testing a depot-to-door delivery system in central London. The Low Impact City Logistics project will reduce traffic congestion and emissions associated with urban package delivery by using a power-assisted delivery trailer. If successful, it could change the way packages are delivered in cities in the UK.

Economics Remain Driving Force for Downstream Sector Trends

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Lower gas prices are driving investment across the sector as the industry hedges its bets on market recovery. Continuing flat demand has caused a stalemate across the industry, and most natural gas utilities remain in waiting mode. Nevertheless, the industry is looking ahead. It is expecting demand to shift and prices to eventually rise, and utilities are working to keep their assets running and maintain the systems currently in place.

New Electric Utility Pricing Tool From Black & Veatch Offers Significant Advancement in Distributed Generation Analytics

Analytics will aid decision making as utilities connect new DG resources to the grid
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a market leader in the analysis and design of distributed generation systems, today announced a patent-pending analytics tool that accurately evaluates the utility ratemaking impacts of adding distributed power generation to the grid.

Arrow Electronics Supports Innovative Sewable Tech Course

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Global technology-solutions provider Arrow Electronics is supporting a new “Sewable Tech”
course pioneered by Mouse, a national youth development nonprofit that empowers students to
create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world.

Living Future unConference 2018 Opens for Registration

The conference where big ideas gain momentum
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The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 12th annual Living Future unConference in Portland, Oregon on May 1-4, 2018. Architects, engineers, manufacturers, CSR professionals, and more will gather for the leading regenerative design event of the year.

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