International expansion is a dream for many organizations. Itís often the key to unlocking opportunities and tapping into new markets. If youíre planning to expand across borders, itís essential to have a thorough understanding of the rules and regulations in the respective geographies youíre seeking to settle into.
The reality is, this knowledge is critical to your success. And while you may feel secure in your knowledge of domestic rules and regulations, the rules outside of the US can be entirely different. From the ingredients in your products to CO2 emissions to employment practices and beyond, you can expect to see rules and regulatory differences everywhere.
Itís never safe to assume that procedures and practices will be similar to the ones youíre used to. Navigating new rules can be extremely complex, with nuances and ambiguities that are often difficult to foresee without proper strategic advisory.
Fortunately, there are ways you can overcome these challenges. In this eBook, y
The recent release of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on data center energy efficiency is adding fuel to the fire in the research and development of new ways to reduce energy use in centers. The findings, summarized on the EPA website, are staggering: Data centers consumed about 60 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2006, roughly 1.5 percent of total US electricity consumption -Energy consumption of servers and data centers has doubled in the past five years and is expected to almost double again in the next five years to more than 100 billion kWh, costing about $7.4 billion annually.
When energy use is reviewed at a national or international level
we realize that about 35% of the western worldís total energy
and carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint is linked to transport and
a large fraction of that with freight movement.
Collectively, cars and trucks account for nearly one-fifth of all
U.S. emissions, emitting around 24 pounds of CO2 and other
global-warming gases for every gallon of gas1.
So, if we are to reduce energy usage and abate CO2 emissions
and deliver cost savings, it is essential that a lot of attention is
paid to commercial transport.
Priorities for Increasing Fuel Economy explores these challenges
and provides the essential information you need to help you achieve
competitive advantage across your commercial fleet operations.