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Yet more GREEN fraud!

After my rant about the petrol tanker that bore the words ‘Carbon Neutral Delivery’, I bring you this:

Note the stylised windfarm motifs on the side of the tanker. Does this mean that the firm has developed a way of producing petrol from wind energy? It was filling the tanks at my local supermarket, and it confirms my suspicions that I am indeed living in la-la land.

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Carbon Neutral? Sir, you jest…!

Today I followed a large diesel oil tanker. On the back it said ‘Carbon Neutral Delivery’. Is it just me, or has the world gone stark raving bonkers? Do these firms think we are idiots? I’m no ranting green activist (I hate the thought of covering the countryside with state-subsidised windmills that probably use more energy to plan, make, assemble and maintain than they will generate in their lifetime) but lunacy like this is unacceptable. It doesn’t matter how many trees you plant to so-say ‘offset’ carbon, or how much you use political mumbo-jumbo like ‘carbon neutral’ and ‘carbon trading’, it does not alter the fact that you are producing the stuff. Note that I am not going as far as to say it’s wrong to produce so much CO2. What I am saying is that it is wrong to use weasel-words as a substitute for action.

Rant over.


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