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FedEx Office Survey Reveals Enduring Preference for Printed Materials in Today’s Increasingly Digital Environment

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More than nine in 10 consumers agreed there will always be a need for printed materials, with almost half (49 percent) of those surveyed saying a world without paper would make them feel stressed or annoyed. In the survey, FedEx Office explored the opinions of consumers and small business owners to learn more about their preferences and purchasing habits regarding professional printing services. Among the key findings: 70 percent of respondents reported having items professionally printed the same amount or more than in the previous year... Read More »

Volkswagen to offer electrified versions of its models

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“Electrifying conventional drives will enable us to further reduce consumption and emissions while also increasing dynamics and convenience”, says Dr Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management for Volkswagen Passenger Cars with responsibility for Technical Development. Welsch continues: “We are starting this extensive electrification campaign with Volkswagen’s best-selling vehicle to date – the Golf. Our newly developed, cost-effective 48-V mild hybrid will pave the way for introducing this type of technology to the mainstream”. Volkswa... Read More »

BP sets out its commitment to a low carbon future

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  “The world is growing like never before, creating opportunity for billions of people. And all this growth requires energy. But as the world demands more energy it also demands that it be produced and delivered in new ways, with fewer emissions. At BP, we embrace this dual challenge. We have always looked to the future, adapted to change and met challenges like this head on. In this report, we examine how the energy world is changing, set out our low carbon ambitions and show how we are helping to advance the energy transition.” B... Read More »

47 CNG stations of Gazprom to be available for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

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It was noted that Gazprom was making systematic efforts to develop the NGV refueling network in Russia. The Company is building new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations and platforms for mobile refuelers, as well as installing CNG modules at the existing filling stations. In addition, the operating NGV infrastructure is undergoing renovations. The aforementioned efforts are especially intensive in Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan, the Altai, Krasnodar, Perm and Stavropol Territories, and the Leningrad, Mo... Read More »

Shell and Toyota move forward with hydrogen facility for freight at Port of Long Beach

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The funding, which is contingent upon the approval of the project at an upcoming CEC meeting, forms part of the CEC’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, which helps develop hydrogen and electric infrastructure at ports, warehousing and distribution centers in California. Shell and Toyota expect the facility to encourage the use of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks in and around Long Beach, one of the world’s largest freight hubs. “This station will help the hydrogen-fueled freight sector to flour... Read More »

A Green State of Mind

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When Toyota launched Prius more than 20 years ago, no one even knew what a hybrid was. Today, Toyota and Lexus have nearly twice the number of hybrids currently on the road as all other manufacturers combined. We continue to be ranked by Newsweek as one of the world’s greenest companies – and No. 1 in the automobile category – for our track record of sustainability achievements and eco-sensitive hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. The 2017 North American Environmental Report showcases how Toyota’s environmental strategy and performance across ... Read More »

Benetton Group celebrates Earth Day with two news projects

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Benetton Group will also be joining the celebrations. Respect for the environment is, in fact, a philosophy that has permeated the company’s culture for decades. Founded in the 1960s, when the concept of sustainable development was in its infancy, the firm has grown up in a society where respect for the environment has become a pillar for every successful business. Today Benetton Group’s commitment is reflected in a series of projects and initiatives aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of its activities, from ensuring the sustainab... Read More »

Nokia and Smart City Capital join forces to foster smart city projects in Canada

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To support this effort, Nokia and Smart City Capital have created a best-in-class partner ecosystem that includes suppliers of a broad range of technology solutions, standardized and scalable communications network infrastructure and platforms, and architecture and engineering services. This ecosystem is designed to help facilitate the adoption of smart city applications in areas including public safety, smart transit, autonomous vehicle and vehicle to X (V2X) and more. Shawn Sparling, Head of Enterprise Sales, Canada for Nokia, said: "Fundi... Read More »

LUKOIL shares its experience in environmental risk management

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The speakers included Vladimir Burmatov, Chairman of the State Duma Ecology and Environmental Protection Committee, Alexander Vasilenko, member of the Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on ecology and environmental control, Gennady Ordenov, member of the Committee for Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management of the Council of the Federation, Vasily Osmakov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Andrey Kolodkin, Director of the Department for Government Policies and Environmental Protect... Read More »

Nestlé aiming at 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025

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Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said, “Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today. Tackling it requires a collective approach. We are committed to finding improved solutions to reduce, re-use and recycle. Our ambition is to achieve 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025.” The company focuses on three core areas: eliminate non-recyclable plastics; encourage the use of plastics that allow better recycling rates; and eliminate or change complex combinations of packaging materials. Recognizing the need ... Read More »

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