Energy

By Lorie King Rogers · March 1, 2012
Clover Hill Foods installs an intelligent LED system to reduce lighting energy use by 91% and overall energy use by 32%.
By Jeff Berman · January 3, 2012
Following a $150 million infusion in August geared towards an effort to grow the United States natural gas vehicle sector, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, recently announced company investors, including Clean Fuels chairman and founder T. Boone Pickens, invested another $150 million into the company in late December.
By MMH Staff · December 15, 2011
Plug Power will supply P&G facilities in California, Louisiana and North Carolina with more than 200 GenDrive fuel cell units combined for its electric lift truck fleet, helping to drive down operating costs and improve process efficiencies.
<p>Solar panels on the roof of States’ warehouse facility in Arizona generate enough energy to power the facility and recharge its electric lift truck batteries.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · November 1, 2011
Going green isn’t going away: It’s a permanent and increasingly important part of the global business landscape—and that includes materials handling.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 19, 2011
In a tough economy, the 3PL market has stayed committed to sustainability.
By Jeff Berman · October 18, 2011
After five straight weeks of declines, the price per gallon for diesel gasoline spiked 8 cents to $3.801 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
By Patrick Burnson · October 12, 2011
Economists wasted little time in assessing the impact on the supply chain from the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States and to bomb Saudi Arabian and Israeli embassies
By Patrick Burnson · September 15, 2011
The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) shows that inflation remained in stand-still mode in August as an upsurge in food prices was offset by an equivalent decrease in energy prices
<p>Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c. is the Senior Analyst at Mercator International, LLC.</p> By George Kokoris · August 1, 2011
If natural gas continues to be significantly less expensive than diesel, it would make sense that some portion of the transportation sector would convert from diesel to natural gas. But in doing so, demand for diesel would decline relative to demand for natural gas—and this would cause price convergence. How are are we from this reality?
<p>Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c. is the Senior Analyst at Mercator International, LLC.</p> By Derik Andreoli · July 1, 2011
OPEC failed to revise production quotas, and upon learning of this decision, traders quickly bid the price back up
By Jeff Berman · June 29, 2011
Even a casual media observer likely knows that natural gas is high up on the list of “topic du jour” lately. It is not all that surprising, considering that the price of diesel fuel—while down in recent weeks—is still about a dollar more per gallon than it was a year ago.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 3, 2011
You may never have heard of Lenze, but if you're using automated materials handling, their processors and drives could be part of your system.
By Derik Andreoli · May 19, 2011
The majority of recent news regarding the supply side of the equation strongly indicates a further tightening of oil and fuel supplies. Rather than taking my word for it, I present below a review and brief interpretation of recent news on supply coming from the largest oil producing countries.
By Jeff Berman · March 31, 2011
In a speech at Georgetown University yesterday, President Barack Obama outlined his plan to reduce the oil imported into the United States by one-third in the next decade.
By MMH Staff · March 23, 2011
The story being told at EnerSys (Booth 1203) was all about power, so the company highlighted its fast charge and opportunity charging systems.

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