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Carbon Emissions and Grocery Shopping: EVs and Home Delivery Better, ‘Trip Chaining’ and Robots Best

August 8, 2022


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5-15 mins
Carbon Emissions And Grocery Shopping Evs And Home Delivery Better Trip Chaining And Robots Best
Presented by Michigan News

The way grocery stores do business is shifting due to more online sales from the pandemic and autonomous vehicles, robots, and drones. Greg Keoleian, director of the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability Center for Sustainable Systems, shares insights from a new study on how these changes might affect the amount of climate-altering greenhouse gases. Keoleian discusses how researchers modeled emissions for a single 36-item grocery basket transported to the customer via dozens of traditional and e-commerce pathways. The faculty expert further highlights findings from the research study.

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