Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

From 2015 onward, new posts will appear only here: http://www.sierraclub.org/greenlife


The Green Life: Royal Aston Martin Running on Ethanol

« Green Your Grill | Main | Who Loves Veggie Sausages? »

June 30, 2008

Royal Aston Martin Running on Ethanol

Astonmartin The next time Prince Charles plans to zip around England in his 38-year-old Aston Martin, his staff can skip the petrol pump. As part of a personal greening effort meant to lead the national move to cut carbon emissions, the Prince of Wales has had his car converted to run on fuel made from wine. "It just happened that our bioethanol supplier makes the fuel from surplus English wine," the Prince's top aide explained. No word yet on a Pinot-fuel crisis to rival the food-fuel conflict raging around corn-based ethanol.

Source: This is London

What do you think about Prince Charles trying to shrink his carbon footprint? Who do you see setting a good--or bad--example when it comes to treading lightly on the planet?

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top