Originally Posted by Paul Ward
Hi Brazer and welcome to the board.
Thanks for the post, pleased to see that the idea that we are all in a position to do something is finally taking hold properly (especially in North America).
Here's my own take on the subject:
I intend to quantify it more shortly.
Thank you very kindly for your warm welcome. I did visit the link you posted, and I was quite impressed with the content and detail with which you have presented the topic. I especially liked your point #8 pertaining to what businesses can do to address this issue...Well done.
You have offered much more detail in your forum, than I could have hoped to have done with an editorial letter, which is size limited.
As it pertains to my piece, it bears mentioning that editorial letters in The Star are anywhere from 50-150 words typically, with one lead letter of a maximum of 300 words. I was very fortunate that they published my piece in its entirety of over 400 words, and they also published a very large photo along with it (a polar bear family - which scientists are suggesting could be becoming endangered due to global warming). So I think it got as much exposure as one could have hoped.
Also on another personal note, last month the lease was up on my V6 vehicle, so I returned it, and ordered a 2007 Prius...As you very likely know, that vehicle is rated #1 here in North American for fuel efficiency.
I had one further comment regarding the info on the forum you created...in your point #3, where you discuss the relative CO2 emissions of various vehicles, I note that you did not include any hybrid cars...Perhaps you might consider putting the specs in for a car like the Prius? That would help further educate people in regards to lower CO2 emitting vehicles on the market.
Best to you,
2007 Toyota Prius:
CVT Transmission: 1969 Kg/year
The above is the emission info (you will have to convert the numbers
to your standards).