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Carbon Footprint

Greenhouse Gas Levels Highest in 30 Years

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.

Emissions-based Tax Schemes Becoming the Norm in Europe

An increasing number of European countries are switching to an emissions-based car tax system due to global pressure to reduce carbon emissions, according to the 2014 edition of the annual "Fleet Europe" Taxation Guide.

Public Sector Fleets:Fleet’s Carbon Footprint Extends Beyond Vehicles & Equipment

Last November, more than 700 mayors signed the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement in Seattle, committing to reduce carbon emissions in their localities to 7-percent below 1990 levels by 2012. This goal is in line with the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty that seeks to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Fleet operations around the U.S. have stepped up to the plate to help accomplish this goal.