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5 key issues in the fight for better fuel ("beyond higher octane -- let's focus on bigger picture")

5 key issues in the fight for better fuel ("beyond higher octane -- let's focus on bigger picture") | global challenges | Scoop.it
Commercial fleet operators, their value chain operators and policymakers can create change by paying attention to these big ideas.

The panelists raised five key ideas that need more attention from commercial fleet operators, their value chain partners and policymakers:

1. Climate impacts from transportation fuel are enormous.

2. Freight drives fuel impacts.

3. To conserve fuel, we need to bring the destination to the vehicle.

4. Practical challenges create barriers to the use of new fuels.

5. We need more creative commercial collaborations.


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Our most vital and efficient resources are being drained, should not we be taking better care of them? Fossil fuel is becoming more and more vulnerable and we need to look at the options.

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Bert Guevara's curator insight, March 16, 2014 1:15 AM

The solution lies beyond the Clean Air Act. Time to shift to 3rd gear!!!
"Given these challenges, corporate fleet owners need to find ways to work creatively with different value chain actors to create new commercial business models for fuels, and policymakers need to help them do so while promoting policies that improve the transportation system as a whole."

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Why study abroad? 10 reasons why you should study in a foreign country

Study abroad offers something for everyone. Here are just 10 excellent reasons why you should study abroad.
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I think that this makes an excellent fundament for going abroad and studying. 

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Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, April 22, 2014 4:41 AM

I think this is very true: getting to know another culture also teaches you things about who YOU are.

eline steinsbekk's curator insight, April 28, 2014 6:27 PM

interesting reasons for why you should study in a foreign country. Studying abroad comes with many benefits for your later life.

eline steinsbekk's curator insight, April 28, 2014 6:30 PM

interesting reasons for why you should study in a foreign country. Studying abroad comes with many benefits for your later life.

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Pharmaceutical Testing Process of Medicated Tablets

As the industry of pharmaceutical drugs has grown and diversified over the centuries, we have been continuously locating and isolating the most efficient and effective method for administering medi...

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The centuries move on and we become more and more efficient in our ways of creating and developing drugs, but are we really growing in a positive direction?

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Al Gore launches African climate change programme

Former US Vice-President and climate change lobbyist Al Gore has launched the African branch of the Climate Reality Project, which aims to mobilise individuals and organisations to implement climate change mitigation measures and 'spread the truth' of climate change to communities on the continent.

According to an Engineering News report, Gore told more than 700 delegates at a three-day Climate Reality Project workshop in Johannesburg last week the African division of the organisation would look to collaborate with 'climate leaders', African governments, non government organisations (NGOs) and scientists across the continent to identify continent-specific solutions to global warming and carbon emissions. 'This is a critical time for Africa. Although the continent produces a relatively small proportion of the carbon pollution driving global climate change, the continent bears a disproportionate share of its impacts,' Gore is quoted in the report as saying. Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau, who attended the conference, added that the city had already implemented various initiatives aimed at 'greening' the metropole and enhancing urban energy efficiency, says the report.

Gore said the key was to move towards adapting to climate change - changing the way we live to survive the change - and mitigating by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. A Mail & Guardian Online report notes that SA was lagging behind because of its commitment to coal and the subsidies that went towards this. 'Production of electricity by coal in SA is very expensive and unreliable, as you have seen this year,' Gore is quoted in the report as saying. But the country was rated the world's most promising emerging market for solar energy and other renewable energy. By 2020, 80% of the world's population would be living in countries where solar electricity is cheaper than fuel from coal and other sources. This was a game changer. 'The future is renewable,' he said, according to the report.


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USA participating in the global climate issue. Do they care or are they just trying to show people that they care?

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How Can Cultural Differences Affect Business Communication?

How Can Cultural Differences Affect Business Communication? | global challenges | Scoop.it
In the business world, communication is imperative for the successful execution of daily operations. Understanding cultural differences and overcoming language barriers are some of the considerations ...

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I think that business communication is widely affected by the culutural differences we have in the society today.

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5 key issues in the fight for better fuel ("beyond higher octane -- let's focus on bigger picture")

5 key issues in the fight for better fuel ("beyond higher octane -- let's focus on bigger picture") | global challenges | Scoop.it
Commercial fleet operators, their value chain operators and policymakers can create change by paying attention to these big ideas.

The panelists raised five key ideas that need more attention from commercial fleet operators, their value chain partners and policymakers:

1. Climate impacts from transportation fuel are enormous.

2. Freight drives fuel impacts.

3. To conserve fuel, we need to bring the destination to the vehicle.

4. Practical challenges create barriers to the use of new fuels.

5. We need more creative commercial collaborations.


Via Bert Guevara
Marius Engen's insight:

Our most vital and efficient resources are being drained, should not we be taking better care of them? Fossil fuel is becoming more and more vulnerable and we need to look at the options.

more...
Bert Guevara's curator insight, March 16, 2014 1:15 AM

The solution lies beyond the Clean Air Act. Time to shift to 3rd gear!!!
"Given these challenges, corporate fleet owners need to find ways to work creatively with different value chain actors to create new commercial business models for fuels, and policymakers need to help them do so while promoting policies that improve the transportation system as a whole."

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Zuckerberg and Hennessy discuss how social media can solve global challenges

Zuckerberg and Hennessy discuss how social media can solve global challenges | global challenges | Scoop.it
During a conversation in Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Stanford President John Hennessy provided a few pointers for young entrepreneurs.

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Christian Løfaldli's curator insight, March 20, 2014 4:04 AM

this is so true. i believe that with so many people active worldwide, the world can easily change for the better.

Rachel Lyng's curator insight, March 20, 2014 4:18 AM

Do you think social media can solve global challenges? I Facebook  connects the world togehter, and news are being posted so the whole world can see whats going on in their county and so on. 

Eirik Hernes's curator insight, March 20, 2014 4:22 AM

This is an article about Mark Zuckerberg telling people that they should start creating more social networks  so that all of us can learn and communicate in a very good way