WELCOME TO THE GOOD NEWS: July 31, 2005
FEATURE: "Better Cars ... Already Here...?"

Hey, Hey, Hey!
Remember last month, when we made a big deal about a vehicle achieving 1,836 miles per gallon (mpg)? Boy, were we excited. That achievement, an amazing accomplishment (built by high school kids in Indiana!), now falls far short of the new world record: 12,665 mpg.


Holy Cow!
OK, "WOW" is definitely in order. It seems a new set of students (from the Federal Polytechnical School of Zurich) have created a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle which, granted, weighs only 66 pounds and carries one driver -- but -- with that fuel efficiency the same car will need only 2 gallons of gasoline to travel around the globe. In the process, its engine will produce only clean drinkable water as its "tailpipe emission." In other words - and in case you didn't already know -- "you can literally drink from the tailpipe" of a hydrogen fuel cell car... It's that clean...

How do I get a four seater?


The Good News:
Clean, Resource Efficient, Sustainable Technologies are everywhere. High School & College Students around the world are outpacing today's auto markets. Please forward this email and share the optimism. Thanks.



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Coming Soon:
Hyper Car!
(See Issue #29, 2007)

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Did You Know?
Because of oil, coal, & natural gas incineration, the average American home makes twice as much pollution as the average American car. You can fix that problem with good common sense! Email us anytime with your questions.

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About GCS
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Links, Links, Links!

... AMAZING & EXCITING ...

Honestly! Can there be Too Much Good News?!

this month:
  • CLEAN FUEL ALL OVER
  • TRANSPORTATION NEWS
  • A GREEN WHITEHOUSE ... (?)
  • & -- Le Real World

    (Hot Links at bottom of page).
    Enjoy!

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    CLEAN FUEL, WORLDWIDE:

    Wind Force 12
    Wind could provide 12% of the world’s electricity. Read the report -
    http://www.sparksdata.co.uk/refocus/redesign/showdoc.asp?docid=46448916&accnum=1

    British Petroleum (BP) Confirms Cleanly-Powered Future
    BP says Renewable Energies can meet all of our world’s energy needs -- no problem -- whatsoever -- why not now -- it's good common sense -- the report -
    http://www.sparksdata.co.uk/refocus/redesign/showdoc.asp?docid=20841617&accnum=1

    TRUE MAJORITY
    U.S. survey shows near unanimous support for clean power.
    http://www.sparksdata.co.uk/refocus/redesign/showdoc.asp?docid=88866824&accnum=1



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    EXCITING TRANSPORTATION NEWS:

    1st Fuel Cell Vehicle Leased to American Family
    Cute kids! ... Jon and Sandy Spallino of California are now the first private individuals in the world to lease a fuel-cell vehicle. The car also carries a fuel efficiency rating of 62/51 (mpg) city/highway. read the press release -
    http://world.honda.com/news/2005/4050629.html

    3rd Hybrid SUV Hits US market
    >> They say, "Detroit's gung-ho for Hybrids." <<<
    http://www.mercuryvehicles.com/marinerhybrid/
    http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2005-07-12-hybrids-usat_x.htm?POE=click-refer

    Hybrid Taxi Bill Passed in NYC
    "Hey man, one day I'm gonna get a real nice apartment ... like that cabbie!"
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/07/hybrid_taxi_bil.php

    INDY 500 SAYS NO TO GLOBAL WARMING, SO CAN YOU
    By 2007, the Indianapolis 500 plans to convert all of its high performance racers to cleaner burning Ethanol. The new fuel proves "you don't have to stop racing to stop global warming." Other folks involved in this effort include: The Goddard Space Institute, General Electric, Sen. John McCain, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Kennedy, Jr., the National Association of Evangelicals, and the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
    Join the Race -
    http://web03.echomail.com/gguide/l.asp?t=G2&c=8d96244dbd96244db&e=onfgvyyvna@lnubb.pbz>

    Ethanol Gets A Good Review
    According to the Argonne National Laboratory, Ethanol generates more energy than it takes to produce. Net gain reported is about 35%. view the PDF -
    http://www.ncga.com/public_policy/PDF/03_28_05ArgonneNatlLabEthanolStudy.pdf
    (Thanks to John Sarver @ michigan.gov for this tidbit)

    Operation Soy Boat
    US Coast Guard goes biodiesel...
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/07/operation_soy_b.php



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    >>> THIS JUST IN >>>

    A GREEN WHITEHOUSE ...?


    New Secretary of Energy Suddenly Out of Denial
    We applaud Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman for making the following statement last month... "[I want] to make clear how committed the Bush Administration and our Department are to developing solar technologies that provide the country with an economically competitive energy option - one that helps U.S. industry remain a world leader in developing thin-film photovoltaic technology."
    read more about the event -
    http://www.energy.gov/engine/content.do?PUBLIC_ID=18321&BT_CODE=PR_SPEECHES&TT_CODE=PRESSSPEECH

    Bush Comes On Board...?
    GW: AT THE G8, July 2nd, 05 -
    "The best way to help nations develop while limiting pollution and improving public health is to promote technologies for generating energy that are clean, affordable and secure."
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/07/gimme_that_old_1.php

    G8 Summit News
    Our very own Whitehouse Acknowledges the Necessity of a Climate Conscious Future
    >> GCS note - see item #2, "Climate." Also -- the following fuel sources: nuclear power, clean coal technologies, clean diesel and methane; will not help further the realization of an ecological stable, secure & sustainable future. <<
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/07/20050708-1.html



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    'LE' LAST BUT NOT 'LE' LEAST -

    THOSE WACKY FREEDOM.. er, People
    The legal right to a safe and healthy environment is now enshrined in France's constitution.
    Via the Ministry of Ecology... Please click the "English" link in the upper left corner -
    http://www1.environnement.gouv.fr/article.php3?id_article=3708#



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    SEE YOU NEXT MONTH!
    Thanks for reading & thanks to Treehugger, the EERE Network News & Refocus Weekly for many of these exciting links. Contact us anytime with your questions. We are always at your service. See you soon!

    -- Good Common Sense.



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    12,665 (Clean) Miles
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    Wind Force 12

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    BP Confirms Clean Future

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    True Majority

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    1st Fuel Cell Vehicle Leased to American Family

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    3rd Hybrid SUV

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    Hybrid Taxi Bill - NYC

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    Indy 500 Says NO
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    Operation Soy Boat

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    Secretary of Energy Denies Denial

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    GW @ the G8

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    G8 Summit,
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    Those Wacky Frenchmen -
    Le ministre de l’écologie


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    Pursuing safe, clean, green sources of energy!


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