GreenYes Digest V97 #307

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GreenYes Digest Wed, 17 Dec 97 Volume 97 : Issue 307

Today's Topics:
Another great resource on global warming
Question regarding electric cars

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 05:27:41 -0800 (PST)
From: Joel Makower <>
Subject: Another great resource on global warming

Thanks to Robert Graff for the heads-up on the Tellus publication
describing the close relationship between energy efficiency, global climate
protection, and economic prosperity.

We've posted on our web site another great resource: a free "Environmental
Cookbook" titled "Reversing Global Warming: Offsetting CO2 Emissions,"
written by New Hampshire yogurt company Stonyfield Farm. The company
recently went "carbon neutral," offsetting 100% of its energy use by
investing in an Oregon reforestation project. The "cookbook" describes how
it was done, and how other companies can do it.

You can download it free from

Joel Makower, Editor
The Green Business Letter
1519 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-332-1700 (tel)
202-332-3028 (fax)


Date: Tue, 16 Dec 97 14:03:12 -0800
Subject: Question regarding electric cars

Dear Environmentalists-
(I apologize for cross-postings)

I have a question regarding electric cars. We've been told that electric
cars are wonderful and cut emissions and we should all buy them. But
does it really make a difference if they are charged using energy created
by an oil-powered plant? The same question applies for hybrid cars.
Also, why are CNG (compressed natural gas) cars any kind of improvement?
Natural gas is not oil, so it's another resource we can use, but it's
just as unrenewable. Does it pollute less or something?

Greg Westin


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