OF THE WEEK:
roughly doubled the fuel economy of cars between the 1970s and
the late 1980s. In other words, the "know-how"
has been here for a long time.
the past 20 years, automakers have used advancements in technology
to add more than 800 pounds to the average vehicle and nearly
double horsepower, while fuel economy has declined. Be smart
about what you drive.
grain required to fill a 25 gallon gas tank with ethanol would
feed one person for a year. Every time you fill your tank, think
about biking, walking, mass transit or just relaxing at home.
Live simply so that others may live.
year, 30% of U.S. corn will be used for ethanol. Instead, the
same amount of fuel could be saved by increasing average fuel
efficiency by just three miles per gallon. Let your Representatives
know that you support strong fuel efficiency standards and a
wholesale conversion of U.S. transportation, utilities, and
agriculture to renewable sources of energy..Take part in OCA’s
Farm Bill alert below.