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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Not Going Green Today

I noticed this emblem on the back of my truck this morning. I've had the truck for 8 years, but I never paid any attention to "the leaf" before. As it turns out, my little truck is green. It can run on ethanol (E85) with no modifications at all. I was excited for about five minutes. Then I found out the nearest location that sells E85 is 40 miles away, and E85 ethanol reduces miles per gallon by 29%.

I recycle; I switched to high efficiency light bulbs, and I try to combine trips in automobiles to conserve fuel when possible. I even go around the house turning off lights and televisions (and yell at the moonpuppies to "Close that door. I'm not paying to air-condition the whole neighborhood"). But as long as going green requires me to make an 80 mile round trip for a fill up and greatly reduces my mileage as part of the bargain, it's just not going to happen.


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