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FPL Goes Green with Vehicles

Story Created: Nov 14, 2011 at 5:00 PM America, New York

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Florida Power and Light Company says it is going green with its vehicles. Eighty five percent of them use non-fossil fuels. A company spokeswoman explained, cheaper fuel costs can benefit  consumers.

"I do know we have the lowest consumer costs of all 55 utilities in the state," said Marie Bertot.  "That is a result of our

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By Scott Stevenson, November 9th, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

Although my blog is about alternative fuels and anything associated with the development and implementation of them, don’t mistake my passion for ideology.  My motivation is driven by a deep desire to facilitate, in any way I am able, the reduction of our dependence on foreign oil.  My reasons are simple and few but are primarily due to the vulnerability

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Electric ice resurfacers benefit more than just the environment

City Hall • Posted by OttawaStart on October 24, 2011 

The City of Ottawa unveiled one of its new zero-emissions electric ice resurfacers today at the Nepean Sportsplex. The ice resurfacer is one of four units recently purchased as part of the City’s Municipal Green Fleet Plan. Read more »

FleetCarma Receives Coveted "Technology Green 15(TM)" Award at the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 50(TM) Awards


FleetCarma(TM) is a winner of the prestigious Deloitte Technology Green 15(TM) Award, an award created in 2007 to showcase 15 Canadian companies that are leading the way to create major breakthroughs in the field of green technology. Read more »

Chris Hill

Chris Hill has been named President and CEO of Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) effective January 1, 2012.

September 22, 2011 - EMC is a not-for-profit industry association whose vision is to "move Canada’s transportation system to electric traction." Read more »

Mayor unveils electric car as part of City’s green fleet

Nature & Environment • Posted by OttawaStart on September 06, 2011 

The City of Ottawa added today to its growing fleet of environmentally friendly vehicles with the purchase of its first electric plug-in car, a 2012 Chevrolet Volt. Read more »


Schneider National goes through paces to boost fleet efficiencies  12:43 AM, Aug. 25, 2011 Written by Nathan Phelps, Gannett Wisconsin Media

BONDUEL — A pair of orange Freightliner trucks owned by Schneider National drove an oblong course a recent morning between the Shawano and Pulaski exits.

Behind the wheels of both vehicles, drivers clicked stopwatches and worked to drive a smooth, consistent run as engineers awaited the return of the trucks to see how much fuel the vehicles had burned.

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Coca-Cola beefs up green fleet

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The world's largest soft-drink maker, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co., wants you to know that your beverages may be delivered by a new hybrid or electric truck.

Coca-Cola has nearly doubled the size of its greener fleet of trucks since 2010, company officials said, and they are making the claim of having the nation's largest low-emissions bottling fleet at a 1 p.m. event in downtown Los Angeles today.

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Canada working to address emissions from heavy-duty vehicles

Canadian Environmental Protection - News

August 23, 2011 - Today, the Honorable Peter Kent, Canada's Environment Minister, released a consultation paper on the development of proposed regulations to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles. Canada and the United States are taking a common North American approach and Canada intends to implement regulations with the 2014 model year. Read more »


Clean Break: Ontario needs to rethink role of “green” gas published Feb 03, 2011 


By Tyler Hamilton, Energy and Technology Columnist

When people talk green energy in Ontario they mostly discuss two technologies: solar panels and wind turbines.

That’s unfortunate, because it overshadows the contribution that other renewable energy sources can and should be making, particularly biogas and landfill gas derived from organic waste.

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