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Shipping Industry Commits to Emissions Reductions and cheap canadian generic viagra 30% Increase in Efficiency by 2024


The United Nation's International Maritime Organization member countries voted to approve set CO2 emissions standards on visit our site viagra canada online pharmacy new ships starting in 2019 and also agreed to having the worldwide shipping industry improve energy efficiency by 30 percent by 2024.

For the 60,000 existing ships operating today, less aggressive efficiency improvements will also be required.  If these new rules are followed, CO2 emissions from shipping could be slashed by as much as 50 million tons by 2020.

Five member countries voted against the generic viagra in united states new measures:  China, Brazil, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Chile.

The one part that could be the downfall of this agreement is that it allows developing countries to apply for a waiver from the restrictions, which could lead to shipping companies registering new ships in those countries in order to avoid complying with the emissions and efficiency rules.  But with the shipping industry accounting for 3 percent of all human-caused emissions, we have to lowest cialis price start somewhere.

via Yale e360

 

 

Obama Administration Wants 56 MPG Standard by 2025


The Obama administration will formally propose new fuel efficiency standards in September, but recent meetings with domestic automakers reveal that the administration is gunning for a 56.2 mpg standard for cars and light trucks by 2025.

The new standard would be a huge jump from the current 30.2 mpg standard for cars and 24.1 mpg standard for light trucks.

The White House will hold more meetings with both domestic and foreign automakers and the numbers could change before September.  According to reports, the initial proposal would require automakers to increase fuel efficiency by an average of homemade cialis five percent each year over years 2017 to 2025.

If the 56.2 mpg standard were to be finalized, the cost of new cars could increase by $2,100 - $2,600, but consumers would actually save $5,500 - $7,000 in fuel costs over the life of the http://www.kletterwald-sayn.de/discount-generic-cialis-online car and the extra cost of the car would made back within about 2.5 years.

via The Detroit News

 

U.S. Moving Forward on Bicycle Interstate Highway System


A plan that originated in the 1980s to build a system of interstate bike paths has come back to life after lying dormant for 30 years. Only two stretches of bike interstate were established back then:  U.S. Bicycle Route 1 from Virginia to North Carolina (initially planned to run from Florida to viagra side effects Maine) and U.S. Bicycle Route 76 from Virginia to Illinois (initially planned to run from Virginia to Oregon), but new routes may soon cover the whole country.

The Association of American State Highway and very good site buy branded cialis Transportation Officials has already approved six new routes. Four of these will be in Alaska, one will span Michigan's lower peninsula and one will go from New Hampshire to Maine.  Another 15 have made it past the planning phase.  The ultimate goal is to have a nationwide system of bicycle routes, and 42 states have expressed support for the plan.

If you're curious, the eight states that haven't jumped onboard yet are Alabama, Hawaii, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.

AASHTO has created a full map with prioritized routes marked.  It's a sight to behold.

via GOOD

 

 

Virgin America Switching to More Fuel Efficient LEAP Engines


Virgin America has recently announced that they will be switching to a new, more fuel efficient engine that will save $1.6 million in fuel costs per plane per year.

Virgin will use the so-called LEAP engines, which were designed by CFM International, Snecma and GE, in 30 new airbuses and in 30 existing A320s.  The engine will cut fuel use and carbon emissions by 15 percent, while reducing nitrogen oxide emissions by 50 percent.  For those worried about noise pollution as well, the new engines will reduce noise by 15 decibels -- a significant difference.

The airline plans to switch even more planes to try it levitra discount LEAP engines soon.

via Inhabitat
 

San Francisco Replacing 18,500 Street Lights with LEDs


San Francisco Water, Power and Sewer is beginning a city-wide project late this year to replace 18,500 high-pressure sodium street light fixtures with LED fixtures.  The new fixtures will use 50 percent less energy than the existing street lights and will cost far less to maintain since they only have to be replaced every 15 - 20 years compared to the cialis current bulbs that have to be replaced every four years.

The swapping out of eatingdisorderrecovery.com the lighting fixtures is expected to take 30 minutes per street light with the whole project being completed in about 14 months.

The new lights have more benefits than just the energy and cialis generic order online problem cost savings.  The lights will have smart controllers that let the city remotely monitor and adjust their light level and alert maintenance crews when the lights fail or are about to fail.

via San Francisco Water Power Sewer

 
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