The car "scrappage scheme" (vehicle discount scheme) was introduced in the UK some months back to encourage people to trade in old cars for new. Anyone owning a car aged 10 years or older can get a good discount, around £2000 or so, off a new vehicle.
As if you didn't already know it, big oil are against safeguarding the environment.
Is that alarmist? Propagandist? Or is it just another big lie because all of us environmentalists "hate cars" and are suckered by "peak oil" which is all a big scam to give governments more control over our lives?
Actually, big oil railing against the environment is totally true, and here's the proof:
In 2001 the Clinton administration issued the "roadless rule" that protects 40 million acres of American forests from new road builds and logging timber.
According to the LA Times this rule has been contested and now the Obama administration has waded into the fray, backing the roadless rule and giving hope to environmentalists who wish to protect the forests.
I gave up the "big brand" names in deodorant a few years ago for a number of reasons.
- I found I'd developed an allergic reaction to "normal" deodorant.
- I wanted to be more natural and less chemical.
- I didn't like the "big push" of massive advertising campaigns.
It really started with the allergic reactions - I couldn't carry on, and let's get down to business here, with spraying my armpits with chemicals and ingredients that made my skin sore.
Japan's 3rd largest car-maker has unveiled its first zero-emission electric car, the Nissan Leaf.
The Leaf, an all-electric 5-door hatchback, will take 8 hours to charge and will have a range of 100 miles when fully charged. However with a "quick charger" Nissan say their new Leaf can reach 80% charge in just 30 minutes.
Friends, Britons, countrymen... lend me your ears.
Today, Friday 10th July 2009, is supposedly Green Britain Day. The concept has been thought up by French nuclear energy giants EDF.
However, as has been said , this whole concept is a complete sham because: