The cities in which many of us live, work, and socialize are changing. There are now 28 megacities with populations of 10 million or more, and an additional 13 cities are expected to evolve into megacity status by 2030.
As anyone that lives or works in a major city can attest, rapid population growth can place extraordinary pressure on transportation networks. Roads are more congested, buses and trains become more crowded, and journeys take longer. If cities are to keep growing, city leaders must ensure that their citizens are able to travel freely and easily.
With an output of 42.7 million tons, Germany was the largest producer of raw steel in the European Union in 2015. That makes the German steel industry an important economic factor, but it is also responsible for a significant amount of pollution. In fact, the industry accounted for 6.4 percent of Germany’s total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2014.
BOSTON, Mass., July 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The nation’s largest electric producers continue to substantially reduce emissions of key air pollutants, the latest comprehensive analysis of U.S. power plant emissions shows.
The new report analyzed publicly reported data on carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and mercury emissions from the nation’s 100 largest electric power producers, which account for 85 percent of the nation’s power production.
February 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - "Boeing commends the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) for reaching agreement on the first global standard for aircraft carbon-dioxide emissions. This standard represents more than six years of work by a group of international experts from ICAO member states, industry and non-governmental organizations.
Caterpillar's energy intensity down 28%, electrical energy use is 27.4% renewable or alternative
As part of an ambitious waste and energy-efficiency project, Advanced Components & Systems Division — Joliet Hydraulics, converted the process steam system to electric, ordered a compressed air leak inspection and implemented a regular audit and communication process. The project began in January 2014 and yielded cost savings of about $212,000 by the end of the year, with nearly 2.4 million kWh and over 1,600 metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided. Natural gas savings in the same period were about $41,500, with 320 metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided.