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UPS Dramatically Increases Use of Renewable Natural Gas

​UPS Agreement for 10 Million Gallon Equivalents a Year With Big Ox Energy Is Its Largest Commitment to Date
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ATLANTA, Novemeber 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy (a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC) to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year. This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company, and the agreement runs through 2024. Use of RNG yields up to a 90% reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional diesel.

Collaboration for a Cleaner World

Real-world partnerships are delivering unexpected results

Mike Britt | UPS 

I live about 40 miles from work. If I leave at 6 a.m. when the morning rush begins, it takes me an hour to get to the office. And it takes me 70 minutes to get home if I leave at 5 p.m. This is the norm for the average commuter in Atlanta.

Without changes, it will only get worse.

With the rise of megacities around the world, traffic congestion is inescapable – or so it seems.

Podcast: What’s Next for Green Energy?

Here’s why diversity is the best path forward for alternative fuels

Today’s infrastructure, with its aging roads, bridges and ports, is arguably the largest hurdle for alternative fuels and the energy sources of tomorrow. Efficiency, technology and scale are also major barriers to the wider adoption of green energy.

Investing in Innovative Technology Can Drive Sustainable Growth

The private sector now has a greater responsibility and opportunity to advance social and environmental agendas.

Peter Harris | UPS 

UPS Invests More Than $90 Million In Natural Gas Vehicles And Infrastructure

Building six new CNG fueling stations and adding nearly 450 alternative fuel vehicles
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ATLANTA, March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced plans to build an additional six compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 390 new CNG tractors and terminal trucks and 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. UPS further cements its leadership in the alternative fuel market while continuing to reduce its environmental footprint with this more than $90 million investment in natural gas.

Norfolk Southern on the Cutting Edge of Research to Reduce Locomotive Emissions


Norfolk Southern is an industry leader in exploring alternative energy sources to reduce locomotive emissions. During 2015, NS made research gains in the use of battery technology and compressed natural gas in its quest to conserve fuel, reduce fuel costs, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

UPS Adds 200 Hybrid Electric Vehicles To Alternative Fuel Fleet

Updated Engine Technology Extends Range and Improves Performance and Fuel Economy
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Atlanta, October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it  plans to add 200 new hybrid electric delivery trucks to the company’s growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The vehicles have the same 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis as the 125 vehicles UPS announced earlier this year.  

How Our Global GHG Reduction Strategy Adds Up

At UPS, we manage GHG emissions across the full spectrum of our organization to realize meaningful reductions.
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UPS’s optimized global logistics network meets customer needs with a single, integrated pickup and delivery system. Through the network’s use of innovative technologies and our intermodal shifting strategy, we are able to reduce inefficiencies and their associated environmental impacts, such as greenhouse gas emissions.

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UPS Rolling Laboratory

A diverse fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles
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UPS has always been an early adopter of innovative technologies. In the early 1930s, we introduced electric vehicles into our fleet. Today, we operate one of the industry’s largest private alternative fuel and advanced technology fleets made up of more than 7,200 low-emission vehicles.

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UPS Drives 1 Billion Cleaner Miles Meeting Goal Early

“Rolling Laboratory” of more than 7,200 Alternative Fuel Vehicles Helps Deliver on Sustainability Innovations and Drive Market Adoption
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ATLANTA, August 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the company has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory.” UPS’s long-term commitment to sustainability is transforming commercial transportation and logistics, spurring growth in the clean fuels market and powering critica


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