Tag: Greenhouse Gases
For fleet managers, reducing GHGs starts with an accurate understanding of how much their fleet emits in the first place. This is where GHG reporting comes in. Utilimarc’s GHG analytics takes data from different sources to help fleets measure and report their emissions. This could be at a higher level or down to the details of which vehicles, classes, and fuel types are contributing the most.
Many fleets today have their own reasons for needing accurate GHG reporting. It could be to monitor the implementation of EVs or alternative fuels, or simply to understand which vehicles are contributing most to their overall emissions. Regardless of the reason, there are several ways a fleet could benefit.
Sustainability is interwoven into futureproofing for many reasons. At its core, the idea and goal of sustainability is to carry out our actions and meet our needs without jeopardizing the ability of future generations doing the same. This is essentially the same goal as futureproofing, no?
Santa Monica’s Zero Emissions Delivery Zone is the first LEZ in the country. The initiative targets last-mile delivery vehicles and is pushing for electrification and micromobility in last-mile delivery.
Last month, Utilimarc released the results of a survey on Greenhouse Gas Reporting. The survey was created to understand how leading North American fleets were track and reporting on their progress towards goals set on emissions reduction – of which the commercial fleet industry makes up 35 percent of GHG emissions worldwide.
Greenhouse gas reporting –also known as carbon accounting– is becoming more common at organizations, whether by requirement or done voluntarily for transparency. These reports measure how much emissions the organization emitted in a period, breaking it down into which activities contributed what amount and exactly which GHGs were emitted.
Greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere, keeping Earth at habitable temperatures. However, with GHGs at an all-time high due, this leads to out-of-control climate conditions that threaten life across the planet.
Low emission zones are common throughout Europe and the UK, with over 250 protected European cities as of 2019. Though not as common in the United States, these EU cities provide a blueprint for the future of LEZs around the world.