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Re: Re: Not just foreign oil - all oil
by rick3528
Its statements like this one that makes me cringe, Peter. “Honestly I think it's a little late to be worried about conservation” Why recycle? Why bother to invest in R&D to get a vehicle to go further on less. Why car pool, Why invest in public transit????? Imagine the predicament we would be in now if nothing had been done and we were still in the 70’s fuel consumption mode. I think it’s a good thing to see oil prices going up. It creates a sense of urgency in our society and the capitalist wheels turn to build a better mouse trap. If gas goes to 3 bucks a liter watch how fast SUV sales decline and the fuel efficient cars of the 80’s come back into vogue.
Every little bit helps. Replacing just ONE 60-watt incandescent light bulb with a 20-watt compact fluorescent in every Canadian household (more than 12 million of them) would save up to $73 million a year in energy costs. It would also reduce GHG emissions by almost 400,000 tonnes —the equivalent of taking more than 66,000 cars off the road.
And in closing Peter, as my kids would say to me after I make a dumb comment. “duh!”
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