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London eco service provider Agent Orange chooses Ctrack for vehicle tracking

One of the biggest advantages of a vehicle tracking system is that it cuts down on fuel consumption and while most companies obviously look at the fiscal side of this aspect, there are other advantages as well. The environmental benefits that are acquired by installing a vehicle tracking system and efficient fleet management are often go unnoticed.

But Agent Orange, the fast-growing environmental services provider for Greater London and the Home Counties has identified this aspect of vehicle tracking systems and working in tandem with the leading vehicle tracking system provider, Ctrack, are now installing tracking systems along with adopting a new driver behavior that will help in the fleet management.

The new vehicle tracking system that will be installed by Ctrack in 71 vans over a five year period will help not just the fleet costs, but will also cut down vehicle fuel costs specifically by whole 10 percent while vehicle accidents will be cut down hopefully by a good 20 percent, if not more. The Ctrack vehicle tracking system will help in planning of routes and relaying real-time information about vehicle location to fleet managers while a specially designed Driver Behavior Indicator (DBI) will help drivers keep in line and drive with the right technique on road.

All the information relayed back to the fleet managers in the headquarters will be aided with the complete charts and graphs that will be provided by the Ctrack software and with the latest Mobi2 application launched by the firm, those in office can track vehicles and relay information even while they are away from the desk.

The use of smartphones and tablets will enable those managing the entire fleet to be always in control. And while the fuel costs will be cut down and driver safety enhanced, there will also be an improvement in emission standards and reduction in pollution as well. A system in which everyone ends up a winner!

“Golden Rules” for Development

 

LONDON – The International Atomic Energy Agency on Tuesday proposed a series of “golden rules” designed to boost the exploitation of shale gas deposits in limiting the environmental impact, aiming to triple the production of controversial hydrocarbons.

From last year, the agency, energy arm of industrialized countries, predicted “a golden age of gas” in the coming decades, but it does become a reality without extensive exploitation of gas resources unconventional, she warned in a new report launched in London.

However, the future of unconventional gas, including name which covers shale gas, “is far from assured,” especially because of “the opposition of civil society and environmental concerns associated with its extraction,” the agency said.

In fact, the technique currently used is to “break” the rock by a deep injection of water and chemicals, a controversial process, common in the U.S. but banned in France, considered highly hazardous by its critics and to origin of earthquakes.

Make exploitation acceptable

However, according to the agency, the adoption of a series of “golden rules” could make the exploitation of shale gas is more acceptable to people and safer for the environment, and “pave the way for a large-scale development “of these deposits.

Besides “full transparency” on the part of manufacturers, “drilling sites must be carefully selected for (…) minimize the risk of earthquakes,” while “leaking into the groundwater can be prevented by standard higher in well design”advocates the agency.

In the ideal scenario concocted by the agency, global production of unconventional gas will more than triple by 2035, with a consequent fall in prices could result in a surge in demand (+50% between 2010 and 2035).

The gas would then provide 25% of energy needs in the world, overtaking coal as the second energy source, behind oil.

However, if the exploitation of unconventional gas was trampled, lack of public acceptance, the share of gas in world energy consumption will stagnate “far behind coal” – with global CO2 emissions even higher , ensures the International Atomic Energy Agency.