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    Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems [EFDS]

    Industry has made great strides in protecting the environment while increasing oil and natural gas production in the U.S. Producers, however, still face daunting challenges.
    The Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) program addresses:

    • New low-impact technologies that reduce the footprint of drilling activities
    • Light weight drilling rigs with reduced emission engine packages
    • On-site waste management
    • Site access
    • Systems to fit the needs of specific development sites and provides stewardship of the environment
    • Education

    U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE): 2017 - 2025 Standards BIG DEAL

    Climate One host Greg Dalton discusses the 2011 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and how it has affected the auto industry. "This is the single biggest step in a generation to get our country off of oil and cut carbon pollution," says NRDC's Director of Transportation Programs Roland Hwang.

    Shad Balch, Environment and Energy Communications, General Motors
    Roland Hwang, Director of Transportation Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
    Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
    Chris Paulson, VP of Strategy & Business Development, Coda Automotive

    Fuel Economy Impacts: 2020

    Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership. Ceres mobilizes a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.

    In collaboration with Ceres and the Investor Network on Climate Risk, Citi, along with Oakland University's School of Business Administration, Baum and Associates, and Meszler Engineering Services simulated the impact that the proposed U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions program might have on the industry in 2020. The analysis is meant to provide investors with a framework for evaluating the potential industry impact from tightening regulations. The report was released at the New York International Auto Show in 2012.

    Andreas Schafer: Transportation in a Climate Constrained World

    Andreas Schafer, director of the Martin Center for Architectural and Urban Studies at the University of Cambridge, discusses the growing impacts of transportation on global climate change due to economic growth and the desire for personal mobility while attempting to answer the question of whether the combined influence of alternative technologies, changing social patterns, and new policies can create a sustainable transportation system.

    Elliott Sclar on Trends in Urban Mass Transit

    In this clip, Elliott Sclar explains trends which will impact the development of mass transit in the expanding cities of tomorrow.

    Video is taken from Sclar's lecture at the International Conference on the Health Status of Urban Transit Workers.

    Elliott Sclar is Director of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) at Columbia University's Earth Institute.

    Elliott Sclar is the Director of CSUD and Professor of Urban Planning and International Affairs at Columbia University. He holds senior appointments in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and the School of International and Public Affairs and is an active participant in the work of the Earth Institute at Columbia University (EI). Sclar is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Research Network on Human Settlements (HS-NET), UN-HABITAT, and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Urban Management. Sclar was Co-coordinator of the Taskforce on Improving the Lives of Slum Dwellers. It is one of the ten taskforces set up by the UN Millennium Project to help guide the implementation of the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals.
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