Tags : Sustainable transport

Sustainability Transportation

Efficient Vehicles and Sustainability Initiatives in the U.S. Auto Industry

U.S. automakers are producing an ever increasing line-up of more efficient vehicles. However, efficiency measures in the auto industry extend beyond the vehicles they produce. American car companies must compete with more than 36 new hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) that have been or will be launched in 2013. Growing demand for highly efficient vehicles […]Read More

Environmental Essay Op-Ed Solutions Sustainable Economy

Is Sustainable Development Viable?

Although it is clear that growth within the current economic paradigm is environmentally unsustainable, it is less clear whether the adoption of sustainable development can save our planet from environmental collapse. Countries are aggressively trying to stimulate their economies and create new jobs while at the same time, it is becoming increasingly obvious that we urgently need to address […]Read More

Biofuel Energy Policy

The Biofuels Pipedream

First generation biofuels have been widely criticized, but even second, third and fourth generation biofuels have uncertain technical, economic and environmental viability. A full assessment of the environmental costs of biofuels reveals that the vast majority do not make sense. For biofuels to be a truly feasible alternative to oil, life cycle analysis must take […]Read More

International Policy Solutions Transportation

San Francisco, Medellin Awarded 2012 Sustainable Transport Award

The 2012 Sustainable Transport Award was presented to the cities of San Francisco California and Medellin, Colombia on Tuesday at a ceremony in Washington DC. Sponsored by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy based in New York City, the international honor is awarded based on five criteria, including improved mobility for citizens, transportation access […]Read More