Comments on: Endangered yellow taxi? US climate bill could turn them green http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/30/endangered-yellow-taxi-us-climate-bill-could-turn-them-green/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Philippine Jobs http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/30/endangered-yellow-taxi-us-climate-bill-could-turn-them-green/comment-page-1/#comment-342511 Mon, 19 Oct 2009 14:42:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14176#comment-342511 I think that’s a great step towards saving the environment. Time will come mother nature will ask for a pay back after everything we did to her planet.

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By: Beth http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/30/endangered-yellow-taxi-us-climate-bill-could-turn-them-green/comment-page-1/#comment-342251 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 09:12:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14176#comment-342251 If it’s about energy conservation and taking care of our health as well as our mother earth, then I’m in to it. I believe this idea is brilliant.

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By: Evan http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/30/endangered-yellow-taxi-us-climate-bill-could-turn-them-green/comment-page-1/#comment-342178 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 21:39:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14176#comment-342178 A great idea. Right now cabbies are all driving around in old police cruisers with huge V8 engines – it’s absurd. In Vancouver BC, most cabs are either Pruis’s or Corollas – both are efficient. I agree with the other commenter who says that prescribing a hybrid is the wrong approach – better to set efficiency standards and let the companies decide how to achieve them.

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By: Martin http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/30/endangered-yellow-taxi-us-climate-bill-could-turn-them-green/comment-page-1/#comment-342173 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 11:08:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14176#comment-342173 It is the wrong approach. Prescribing a technical solution is wrong, as there are many ways to achieve the result and the prescription only serves to put one technology (that may not be the best) at an advantage. It would be better to settle for strict fuel efficiency standards that become more strict in a predictable pace.

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/30/endangered-yellow-taxi-us-climate-bill-could-turn-them-green/comment-page-1/#comment-342166 Sun, 04 Oct 2009 16:33:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14176#comment-342166 I drive a cab part time in San Diego for a small company. Yes the savings would be great but I doubt that smaller companies will be able to purchase new hybrids at a tune of 25 thousand plus. Even with tax breaks on average the manger has told me that it costs an additional 3 to 5 thousand dollars to convert a normal car into a cab. Now I consider myself lucky that the owner has been purchasing more economical cars but even when low millage used cars in their price range presents themselves they only last on average two to four years. So you do the math a small company would not be able to afford a hybrid unless half of the cost is covered by the government and the additional cost would be tacked on to the driver threw his/her daily lease.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/30/endangered-yellow-taxi-us-climate-bill-could-turn-them-green/comment-page-1/#comment-342165 Sun, 04 Oct 2009 06:09:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14176#comment-342165 do we think Al Gore should donate some money to this project out of the 100 million he has made by the exaggerated hype that he has uses to give himself the center stage attention that seems to crave for.

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By: Steve http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/30/endangered-yellow-taxi-us-climate-bill-could-turn-them-green/comment-page-1/#comment-342162 Sat, 03 Oct 2009 13:44:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14176#comment-342162 Rode in Prius cab a couple of years ago. Driver said that compared to previous 6 cyl car was saving $12k a year on gas. Nough said, bit of a no brainer even for the corporate types.

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By: robert1234 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/30/endangered-yellow-taxi-us-climate-bill-could-turn-them-green/comment-page-1/#comment-342147 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 01:18:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14176#comment-342147 Go for it! We are already facing a huge disaster, with what we know will be a 2 meter rise in ocean levels. If we do nothing, and that’s exactly what we’re really doing, then we can have a 15 meter rise in 300 years, essentially destroying our civilization as we know it. We can either invest about 250 billion dollars a year to protect our coasts or that same 250 billion to decrease CO2 levels. China will have 15% of all it’s energy from wind in 20 years. We could to. Germany can have 25% of all it’s energy from solar and we could too. We could easily and quickly reduce our pollution by 45% in 20 years if we chose to. Instead, we condemn our children and their children to poverty and misery. That’s the corporate way, you know. They will make a profit off that disaster.

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