Mike Whitlatch
4 articles

Podcast: What’s Next for Green Energy?

Here’s why diversity is the best path forward for alternative fuels.

Click here to play podcast Today’s infrastructure, with its aging roads, bridges and ports, is arguably the largest hurdle for alternative fuels and the energy sources of tomorrow. Efficiency, technology and scale are also major barriers to the wider adoption of green energy. So what is the path forward? And how do we take an […]

The Future of Alternative Fuels

With pollution growing and natural resources dwindling, now is the time to expedite the development of alternative fuels.

As concerns grow over climate change, pollution and how much oil we actually have left, there’s clearly a need to develop alternative fuels. The good news is that researchers have proven that vehicles can run on natural gas, electricity, hydrogen, nitrogen, biofuels like elephant grass – and even biodiesels based on restaurant grease or chicken […]

Staying the Course on Alternative Fuel

Despite a renaissance in petroleum use, sustainable energy is still a long-term investment.

UPS has been in the alternative fuels business for a long time. In fact, we’ve been plugging in electric vehicles since before it was cool — as far back as the early 1930s. The larger our company grew over time, the more we, like others, became dependent on cheap, reliable petroleum fuels. Today, our worldwide […]

Natural Gas: Shifting into a Higher Gear

Natural gas has a plethora of benefits, but at what cost?

After spending the first 80 years of our company’s history growing our dependence on petroleum, UPS has spent the last 30 years searching for something better. As part of what we refer to as our “rolling laboratory,” we have tested electric vehicles, hybrids (both electric and hydraulic) and vehicles powered by propane and natural gas. […]