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Learn what business can do to reduce GHG from transportation sources

Learn what business can do to reduce GHG from transportation sources

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      • Transportation & Greenhouse Gas Pollution
      • Claudia Girrbach
      • http://greenbiztips.blogspot.com/
      • April 2009
      • Educate business on contribution of transportation to green house gas pollution
      • Provide easy steps to take immediately to reduce greenhouse gas pollution while reducing operating expenses
    • Transportation is second largest contributor to greenhouse gas pollution in US Source: EPA Transportation’s share is projected to rise to 36% by 2020.
    • Cars, Heavy Trucks and Jets are the largest contributors to greenhouse gas pollution Highway and Air account for 80% of transportation green house gas Highway and Air account for 22% of total green house pollution from US Source: EPA
    • More than 200 million cars and light trucks If ranked against other nations’ total green house gas pollution, US passenger vehicles would rank 5 th in the world
    • Motor Vehicle Mileage From 1970 to 2005: 160% increase in average miles per vehicle driven Over 5 times increase in number of vehicles on the road Sources: ACCB and Annual Energy Review 2006, Energy Information Administration, US Government
    • Substantial improvements in the early eighties on emissions Since then there has been stagnation in emission improvements Sources: ACCB and Annual Energy Review 2006, Energy Information Administration, US Government
      • Ton-miles has doubled
      • Shift from lower to higher polluting methods
      • Trends expected to continue
      Sources: ACCB and Annual Energy Review 2006, Energy Information Administration, US Government
      • Conclusions
        • Efficiency improvements are lagging relative to increased use
        • Need to dramatically increase efficiency in favored transport methods and shift to more efficient transport methods
        • While protecting the flow or people and goods through the world’s greatest transportation network
      • How do you travel to work?
      • Car – alone
      • Car – ride share
      • Public transport
      • Self-powered – Walk or bike
      • 77% of commuters or 105 million commuters drive alone.
      • Drive-alone commuting uses 127 Million gallons of gas annually
      • Over 1.5 Million Tons of greenhouse gas pollution annually
      • How frequently do you travel?
    • Air Travel A single cross-country flight pollutes as much a the typical car pollutes in half a year. Short-haul flights and private jets are 50% more polluting. Pollution is considered more impactful for global warming since at high altitudes Sources: ACCB and Annual Energy Review 2006, Energy Information Administration, US Government
      • Does your company consider CO2 when selecting cargo transport?
    • Truck Cargo Trucks move 67% of US cargo Trucks are twice as polluting as rail
    • Air Cargo Air is most polluting of cargo transport methods per ton moved Over 5 times more than truck Over 10 times more than rail Over 30 times more than ship
      • Activities your business can start today to
      • save money
      • while reducing green house gas
      • First Steps
      • Measure
        • http://www.terrapass.com/carbon-footprint-calculator
      • Set goals
        • Year-over-year
        • Reduce to 1990 levels by 2020 – California state goal, being considered by Federal government
        • Start competition among departments for greatest improvements
      • Educate
        • Your employees
        • Your suppliers and partners
        • Your customers
      • Purchase carbon offsets
      • Next Steps
      • Priority sequence
      • Promote better commuting options
        • Telecommuting - http://greenbiztips.blogspot.com/search?q=Telecommute
        • Make public transport more convenient by sponsoring company transport for the “last mile”
        • Provide transport between local company sites
        • If a smaller company, band together with others
      • When transporting cargo
        • Use ships and trains over trucks and air
        • Ship items together
        • Ask your supplier to ship green
        • Ask your customers to ship green
      • Travel less
        • Once relationships are established use teleconferencing and other Web2.0 technology as an alternative
      • Fleet Related Steps
      • Implement proven methods – available now – to improve efficiency by 20 to 35%
      • Reduce Idle Time – 20 – 40% of engine use is idle time
      • Improve Route scheduling
      • Perform regular Equipment Maintenance
      • Complete Driver training
      • Deploy alternate source to heat / cool cab