World’s largest solar power plant to supply energy to Australia and Singapore

October 22, 2020 by  
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The world’s largest solar power plant has been proposed for Australia . To be located at a current cattle station halfway between Alice Springs and Darwin, the solar farm’s location has been strategically selected to meet both logistical and engineering needs. Once the project is successfully completed, the solar power plant will be visible from space. The magnitude of the power plant is so huge that it is expected to generate enough power to supply a fifth of Singapore’s power needs. According to Sun Cable, the company spearheading the project, construction is expected to begin in 2023 on a 12,000-hectare area in Newcastle Waters. Sun Cable CEO David Griffin said that the project has been submitted to the Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority for approval. Energy production is slated to begin in 2026 and the exportation of power would start in 2027. The project is expected to generate 10 gigawatts of power once operational. Related: New solar farm in Indiana boosts local pollinators According to Griffin, the team chose the cattle station for the project site due to its strategic positioning. “It’s on the Adelaide to Darwin rail corridor, which is brilliant for our logistics given the enormous amount of material we’ll have to transport to the site,” Griffin explained. “It’s a bit of a balancing act too, because it’s far south enough to get away from the main patch affected by the wet season, so it’s a steady solar resource throughout the year. There’s plenty of sun and not many clouds.” Upon successful completion, the solar farm will supply power to the Northern Territory, where some remote communities currently rely on electricity from diesel generators. This is both expensive and harmful to the environment. The $20 billion project is also expected to generate about 1,500 jobs directly and about 10,000 jobs indirectly during its construction, plus 350 permanent jobs. The new solar power plant will help Australia in its efforts to cut down greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, the country contributes about 1.4% of the total emissions globally. + Sun Cable Via The Guardian and EcoWatch Image via Sanel Selava

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Companies are already decarbonizing shipping without electric fleets — here’s how

August 14, 2019 by  
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For fleet managers, the key is in the logistics. These three tactics can cut costs and emissions.

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With Clif Bar, supplier States Logistics gains an appetite for clean energy

March 5, 2018 by  
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An inside look at how the logistics company is embracing renewable energy, attracting new customers.

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Ocean Spray and Jelly Belly’s sweet transportation plan

November 28, 2013 by  
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More companies are improving their logistics and supply chains by using rail to transport goods.

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The Dynalifter Could Transport 160 Tons of Freight Using Less Fuel and Money Than a Jet

October 15, 2013 by  
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Ohio Airships ‘ hybrid  Dynalifter  could transform how packages are transported around the country by reducing freight costs and extending the reach of delivery to less accessible regions. The idea was the brainchild of Robert Rist who, along with his colleague Brian Martin, believe the Dynalifter could herald a  “FedEx-like shipping revolution” . The product of 14 years of development, the hybrid airship is a 120-foot-long, pickle-shaped prototype that resembles a blimp. However, in its engineering, it is more akin to a boat’s sail with multiple balloon-like cells filled with helium. Read the rest of The Dynalifter Could Transport 160 Tons of Freight Using Less Fuel and Money Than a Jet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: airship , freight , helium , hybrid aircraft , hybrid airship , logistics , Ohio Airship , The Dynalifter        

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MAN’s New Concept S Cargo Truck is More Efficient, Larger and Safer

July 5, 2013 by  
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Articulated trucks are famously inefficient and can be dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians. The European Commission recently announced plans to change the rules governing the size of trucks to make them safer, more efficient, and more spacious. MAN ‘s new Concept S meets these qualifications with a slim front, flared wheel arches and curved cab lines, which break the traditional “shoebox” truck design. It also prevents cyclists from being dragged under the wheels in the event of an accident. Read the rest of MAN’s New Concept S Cargo Truck is More Efficient, Larger and Safer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cargo freight , cargo trucks , emissions , European Commission , freight , logistics , lorry , MAN group , S Design , S Design Man , trucks        

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How to pick the ‘middle hanging fruit’ of logistics

July 30, 2012 by  
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Once you've picked the low-hanging fruit to make your logistics operation more efficient, what's next?

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Getting to grips with EHS, carbon and water tracking software

July 16, 2012 by  
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How to choose and implement the best Environmental Management Information System for your company.

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Companies show willingness to police suppliers on conflict minerals

July 4, 2012 by  
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Sixty upstream companies (those from mine to smelter) have reported increased awareness of and less skepticism about implementing supply chain due diligence.

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The evolving roles of CSR and corporate philanthropy

June 28, 2012 by  
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As CSR becomes more specialized, it's time to take a look at where these efforts are placed in relation to community relations and corporate philanthropy.

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