Excerpt from http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/04/21/cleangreen/main4959534.shtml?tag=cbsnewsSectionsArea;cbsnewsSectionsArea.3
Just to make a hybrid consumes a huge amount of energy. So, most of the people who buy a hybrid won't offset the energy that goes into making it for about five years. Consumers typically look at the product and how it will perform, but you need to factor in the manufacturing of it as well. The best thing to do is, if you already have a car, make sure it is as efficient as possible.
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 9:44 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by dancinintherain at 7:02 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Depends- what kind of car do you currently own? Is it ready for the bone pile? If not, you have to factor in YET another car on the road, fuel costs for 2 cars running as opposed to one. If it's going to the junk yard, there is now bulk being added to landfill. How much is reusable, if any? How long and at what caustic expense to the environment will it take the parts left to denigrate? The best thing for the Earth is less production, less use, less consumption of all resources. REDUCE, reuse and then recycle.
Answer by Sisteract at 7:19 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Here's a good book on environmental issues: Green's Not Black and White- by, Dominic Muren
It offers pros and cons-
Answer by Sisteract at 7:45 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by older at 8:21 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:30 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 9:45 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
I guess I was misunderstood, hence the DVs? Reread my previous statements. NO, trading in 1 car for a hybrid is not good for the environment WHEN you factor in production, transportation and what will have to happen with the initial car (waste) The best thing for the planet is less production and consumption- no matter the item in question. Use your old stuff until it's no longer serviceable and then perhaps buy energy efficient, but the first choice should be to consume less-
Answer by Sisteract at 10:39 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by Jenny-talia at 8:15 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
Answer by kittieashy at 10:01 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
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