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Old 21-08-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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Carbon neutral

Has anyone got any information on making a powerboat team "Green" ie Carbon Neutral?

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Old 21-08-2009, 02:01 PM   #2
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Steve at ACE is fairly up to speed with this Bull Shit may be worth asking him !!
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Old 21-08-2009, 02:05 PM   #3
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For RB08 we purchased CO2 quotas from http://www.carbonneutral.com/ - amongst several good offset projects they have (or at least had - not too sure about today's projects) they plant trees in the UK in accordance with your expected emissions. This should mean that the CO2 you emit is actually "eaten up" and converted to O2 by trees you indirectly planted. We estimated our fuel consumption, support car emissions and boat production into the equation and multiplied by 2 for good measure. The bill was not bad at all, and we slept slightly better at night...
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Old 21-08-2009, 02:24 PM   #4
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Carbon offset

We use www.co2balance.com
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Old 21-08-2009, 02:52 PM   #5
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Thanks guys - anyone else?
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Old 21-08-2009, 04:48 PM   #6
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Who gives a shite I use vast quantities of super unleaded and dirty 2 stroke oil . Feck the tree huggers
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Old 21-08-2009, 04:59 PM   #7
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Who gives a shite I use vast quantities of super unleaded and dirty 2 stroke oil . Feck the tree huggers
Fair point but I'm not sure my sponsors or their customers would see the funny side in that!
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Old 21-08-2009, 05:34 PM   #8
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cookee mark lamont ( very tricky ) ran his V24 carbon neutral he b the guy to talk 2
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Fair point but I'm not sure my sponsors or their customers would see the funny side in that!

It's all bullshit you don't see the Chinese or Russians worrying about the climate or environment , they just dump all there crap in the rivers and sea. It's just another way to raise a few quid for good old Gordon Brown and keep the lunatics that is the Green party happy.
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Old 21-08-2009, 08:39 PM   #10
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It's all bullshit you don't see the Chinese or Russians worrying about the climate or environment , they just dump all there crap in the rivers and sea. It's just another way to raise a few quid for good old Gordon Brown and keep the lunatics that is the Green party happy.
Here ! Here !!

Can we start a petition against it.
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Carbon neutral ....... loose the engine/s and fit some SAILS
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Old 21-08-2009, 09:08 PM   #12
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Old 21-08-2009, 09:12 PM   #13
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hydrogen cell, water for water????

Clean burn engines??? CARRB compliant......

ETECs are cleaner than 4stroke?
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