"WE BELIEVE THAT OUR RECENT PARTNERSHIP WITH CLINTON CLIMATE INITIATIVE AND NOW IRENA WILL ALLOW US TO DEPLOY GREATER EFFORT AND RESOURCES MORE EFFICIENTLY AND MOVE ISLANDS TO A POINT OF UNSTOPPABLE MOMENTUM ON RENEWABLE ENERGY." Jules Kortenhorst, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute
Two US-based organizations joined the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) SIDS Lighthouses Initiative today to help island nations accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and transition away from fossil fuels. The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, and Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room (RMI-CWR), through their island partnership, will jointly work to achieve small island developing states (SIDS) Lighthouses Initiative objectives and explore opportunities for coordinated assistance to SIDS with other partners of the initiative. Read More.
"THE VALUE OF LIGHTWEIGHTING DIFFERS DEPENDING ON DIFFERENT MARKET SEGMENTS. HOWEVER, WHEN LIGHTWEIGHTING IS LOOKED AT NOT ONLY TERMS OF BETTER FUEL ECONOMY BUT ALSO WITH A GROWING NEED FOR IMPROVED FREIGHT EFFICIENCY, IT MAKES SENSE IN A WIDER VARIETY OF SITUATIONS," Mike Roeth, Operation Lead, Trucking Efficiency
Emissions regulations, coupled with fuel economy features and driver amenities, have added about 1,000 lbs. to a typical Class 8 truck. In addition, denser freight has resulted in a need for increased payloads. However, fleets have been reluctant to invest in technologies to reduce vehicle weight. This is because different segments of the trucking industry value lightweighting differently, depending on the value they can get from adding
additional freight into each truckload. The latest Confidence Report released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room explores the benefits and challenges of lightweighting for Class 8 tractors and trailers. Read More.
The cost of the fuel that a tire consumes due to its rolling resistance can be five times greater than the initial purchase price of the tire. While the typical upfront purchase price of a tire is only approximately $0.04 per mile, given the range of rolling resistance among dual tires, tires could account for anywhere from $0.14/mile to $0.28/mile in fuel costs. Clearly, tire choice has a huge impact on a fleet’s fuel expenditures and ultimately its bottom line. Low rolling resistance (LRR) tires in dual or wide-base configurations can reduce fuel consumption, according to a new Trucking Efficiency Confidence Report released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room. Read More.
"THE CHALLENGES OF ENERGY SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILItY REQUIRE US TO WORK TOGETHER IN AN ALL NEW WAY. THIS FORUM PROVIDES JUST THAT OPPORTUNITY!" Mike O'Connell, Senior Director Supply Chain Fleet, Frito Lay
“If implemented, currently available trucking technologies could earn fuel savings of as much as $13,000 per truck with a payback time of less than 24 months,” Mike Roeth, Operations Lead, Trucking Efficiency. “Innovative fleets are saving money now through the adoption of these technologies and improving practices focused on efficiency.” Hear industry leaders share their insights on some of the best efficiency technologies, as well as real-world examples of money saved by fleets. The day will start with tours of the Hendrick Motorsports garages and will be followed by leaders sharing their experiences in lowering their fuel expenses. Then, after providing an overview of each technology, we will break into small workshops to openly debate the benefits and challenges of adopting them. Together, we will brainstorm actions to harness these benefits and limit any challenges. Read More.
“Belize is extremely pleased to join the Ten Island Challenge. As a regional leader in the use of renewable energy, this partnership with the Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute will allow Belize to make significant strides in realizing its renewable energy production target of 89% in the electricity sector by 2033." Hon. Senator Joy Grant, Belize Ministry of Energy, Science & Technology and Public Utilities.
The Government of Belize today committed to transition its remaining sectors, transportation and the outlying island’s (the Cayes), off fossil fuels by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to join the Ten Island Challenge, a partnership initiative between Carbon War Room (CWR) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), with support from the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) under CCI’s Resilient Communities program. The Honorable Minister Joy Grant of the Government of Belize and José María Figueres, Chairman of RMI and CWR signed the memorandum on June 2, 2015. Read More.