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Thursday, 8 May 2014

Every little doesn't help

Derby Telegraph tells us about a scheme to use low-emission pool cars for Derbyshire health workers.

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust teamed up with Co-wheels just over a year ago to introduce 10 Toyota Aygo cars primarily for the benefit of health workers, often travelling to remote parts of the county.

In the first year of the Co-wheels trial, pool car users transferred 54,900 miles from their own higher polluting vehicles and saved an estimated 5.3 tonnes of CO2.


So that's saved about 0.000000015% of global CO2 emissions for 2013. Scale those 10 cars up to about 68 billion cars and Derbyshire could solve the global warming issue.

5 comments:

Sackerson said...

That's only 10 cars per capita for the global population - aren't we getting close to that?

duffandnonsense said...

Don't be cruel, AK, every little 0.000000015% helps!

James Higham said...

These two above took my words away.

Demetrius said...

But will Matlock be under water when the sea levels rise?

A K Haart said...

Sackers - we are, but how do we each drive ten cars to save more CO2?

David - I know - I shouldn't be sniffy about squillionth of a squillionth of a degree of warming.

James - so that's more CO2 saved!

Demetrius - if it is they will sell boat trips. Enterprising folk in Matlock.