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"Fleets have moved from asking why they need aerodynamic devices on their trailers to determining when and how they will add them." Mike Roeth, Operation Lead, Trucking Efficiency

News: Trucking Efficiency Publishes Confidence Report On Trailer Aerodynamics

By Carbon War Room February 25, 2016
The latest Confidence Report released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room explores the benefits and challenges of a variety of trailer aerodynamic devices. This Confidence Report details devices for improving the aerodynamics of the gap, underbody, and the rear, as well as more novel options, such as vortex generators, wheel covers, and mud flaps. The report also describes each device’s unique challenges. Read More.

"We are proud to welcome six eminent industry figures to our advisory board. Their expertise will help guide our strategies so that we can continue to reduce carbon emission profitably" - Jules Kortenhorst, CEO, Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute

News: Carbon War Room Launches Shipping Efficiency Advisory Board

By CWR February 24, 2016
Six leaders and influencers from across the shipping industry will join global NGO Carbon War Room’s (CWR’s) Shipping Efficiency Advisory Board. Their backgrounds span the shipowning, chartering, technical analysis, finance, and academic worlds. The board will lend extensive industry insight and support CWR’s mission to profitably decarbonise the international shipping industry. Read More.

"The solar installation will bring renewable energy investment from around the globe to Saint Lucia." Jules Kortenhorst, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room

News: Saint Lucia Issues Request for Proposals for 3 MW Airport Solar Park

By Carbon War Room February 22, 2016
The 3 MW solar park will reside north of Hewanorra International Airport and represents the first utility-scale solar project in Saint Lucia. Once operational, the peak solar capacity is anticipated to provide over five percent of the island’s power generation needs. Earlier this month, LUCELEC and the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology announced their commitment to renewable energy at the National Energy Transition Strategy (NETS) signing ceremony. This RFP demonstrates quick progress and dedication by both parties toward achieving Saint Lucia’s energy goals. Read More.
New Report States Wind Technology Can Yield Up To 60% Fuel Savings For Ships

New Report States Wind Technology Can Yield Up To 60% Fuel Savings For Ships

News: New Report States Wind Technology Can Yield Up To 60% Fuel Savings For Ships

By Carbon War Room February 19, 2016
Carbon War Room and University College London (UCL) Energy Institute have published a paper reviewing the opportunities and barriers to the adoption of wind technology in the international shipping industry, as part of their joint Shipping Innovation Fast Tracker (ShIFT) program. The study, published in the Journal of Marine Policy, is titled "Wind technologies: Opportunities and barriers to a low carbon shipping industry" and shows that economic barriers, such as risk and access to capital, are hindering adoption of this promising technology. Third-party capital, in combination with best-in-class data collection and analysis, offers one solution to overcoming these barriers. Read More.
“Having realistic expectations around payback of technologies is vitally important so fleets make the right decisions about which technologies make sense for them.” Rick Mihelic, NACFE Program Manager

“Having realistic expectations around payback of technologies is vitally important so fleets make the right decisions about which technologies make sense for them.” Rick Mihelic, NACFE Program Manager

Trucking Efficiency Issues Confidence Report on Determining Efficiency

By Carbon War Room January 27, 2016
There are truly a multitude of fuel-efficiency technologies available to the trucking industry today. But no truck could have all of them installed, nor would this be a cost-effective way of running a fleet. Therefore fleets must carefully analyze the range of options and compare them against their own duty cycles and operations to determine which technologies offer the fastest paybacks and prioritize those for adoption. To determine payback, fleets need two sets of data: 1) a solid understanding of their own fuel use and operations, and 2) testing data on the performance of the technologies. Read More.
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