Phil Covington holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School. In the past, he spent 16 years in the freight transportation and logistics industry. Today, Phil's writing focuses on transportation, forestry, technology and matters of sustainability in business.

Super Bowl 50 Aims To Be the Greenest Ever

The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee says this year’s game will be the greenest one yet. The committee aims to achieve a “green legacy” by putting together what it describes as a “net-positive” event.

Demand For Lithium-Ion Batteries Surges in Spite of Cheap Oil

This week’s Economist ran a couple of articles reporting that demand for lithium-ion batteries is surging, with lithium itself being, “one of the world’s only hot commodities.” That’s remarkable with crude at today’s rock-bottom prices.

The Boomer Generation Diet, Or Any Other For That Matter

Another year, another resolution to shed those stubborn pounds. You’ll probably see some good results at first, and then … well, you know how the story typically ends. TriplePundit contributor Bill Roth knows the struggle, so he devised an alternative plan from his perspective as a professional economist.

Ford Survey Finds EV Owners Highly Satisfied

It seems EV owners are a loyal bunch: 92 percent of battery electric vehicle (BEV) owners and 94 percent of plug-in hybrid-electric (PHEV) vehicle owners plan to purchase another electric vehicle in the future, according to a recent Ford survey.

Ford to Focus On Urban Cyclists

Ford is about to launch a data-driven initiative to track urban cyclists as they commute through city streets. By mounting a device on a thousand bikes across the country, the automaker hopes to understand more about urban cycling and how it fits into a modern multi-modal transportation system.

Rainforest Alliance Reviews Paper Giant’s Forest Conservation Efforts

Feb. 5 marked the two-year anniversary of paper giant Asia Pulp and Paper’s commitment to halt further felling of the natural rainforest in all of its 38 supplier concessions in Indonesia. This month, Rainforest Alliance published its evaluation of the first 18 months of its conservation efforts — revealing some success but still much work to be done.

Electrified Truck Power-Train Can Cut Fuel Use in Half

Four-year-old California company Wrightspeed, started by Tesla co-founder Ian Wright, has developed a technology that zeros in on a specific niche of the commercial fleet market, bringing both fuel savings and emissions mitigation for commercial fleet operators.