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It’s not easy driving green

Feds’ boasts of eco-fleet running on empty


 

For years, Ottawa has been bragging about its eco-friendly convoy of VIP vehicles. But a quick peek in the fuel tank reveals a dirty little secret: nearly all of the ostensibly ethanol-powered cars that ferry ministers and senior staff around town are actually running on plain old unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel. Why? According to the Star, “cleaner fuels like ethanol and biodiesel are less efficient and too expensive or are not available at most pumps.” Despite hopes that the program would result in emissions reduction, a report tabled by the government earlier this week admitted that little progress had been made: “The availability of alternative fuel vehicles through manufacturers is increasing; however, the lack of an alternative fuel supply infrastructure throughout Canada has constrained the ability of the federal government to increase the use of alternative fuels in its fleet.”

Toronto Star


 
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It’s not easy driving green

  1. This is a good thing, using corn for fuel when millions are going hungry makes no sense at all and is bad for everyone, was only used to buy votes. Also it takes a gallon of oil to make a gallon of ethanol. Shows the mentality of a politician, after all the moran down south was pushing it with outrageous subsidies.

  2. i think corn must be the most inefficient food ..i bought some corn on the cob recently and noticed 99% of it ends up in the garbage ((no composting around here) …only a small part of corn on the cob you eat …. as for ethanol its only going to get better when the scientists put their mind to it ….they can find some crop that grows like a weed where all of it can be used …maybe hemp ethanal :) ….also i saw a show on tv where they turned algae into fuel and it continually reproduced like the blob

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