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Enviro-Mich message from ecaa@igc.org (c griffith)
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Heh folks, check out this new publication on which cars/trucks are
"greenest."  Please feel free to announce in your organization's
newsletter, and contact the author, John DeCicco (currently living in Ann
Arbor), to set up speaking engagements.  (For more info., see the Web
page.)
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>Announcing a new publication:  the "Green Guide to Cars and Trucks"
>
>Just released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
>(ACEEE), this first-ever consumer guide provides comprehensive
>environmental ratings for cars, vans, pickups and sport utilities,
>enabling consumers to comparison shop with the environment in mind.
>Each 1998 model is given a Green Score that accounts for both health-
>damaging air pollutants and climate-threatening greenhouse gas emissions.
>
>Contents of the "Green Guide to Cars and Trucks" include:
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> *   Emissions ratings, fuel economy and fuel costs, health and climate
>     impacts, and Green Scores for all 1998 makes and models, electrics
>     and other alternative vehicles as well as gasoline and diesel.
>
> *   How to buy the greenest vehicle that meets your needs.
>
> *   The "Best of 1998" featuring the most environmentally friendly
>     models by vehicle class, including compact, mid-size, and large
>     cars, vans,   pickups, and sport utilities.
>
> *   The "Top 12 Greenest Vehicles" and the "12 Worst Vehicles for the
>     Environment" in 1998.
>
> *   Tips on keeping your vehicle running cleanly and efficiently.
>
> *   Information on the environmental impacts of motor vehicles,
>     covering global warming and the health effects of air pollution.
>
>The lead author of the Green Guide to Cars and Trucks is ACEEE's
>Transportation Program Director, John DeCicco, a national expert on
>motor vehicle energy use and emissions issues.  Dr. DeCicco is based this
>year at the University of Michigan, researching issues related to making
>a transition to greener vehicle technologies.  He is available to talk
>about the Green Guide, how today's vehicles stack up in terms of the
>the environment, and the opportunities for greener vehicles to contribute
>to the development of a more sustainable transportation system.
>DeCicco can be reached c/o Department of Physics, University of Michigan,
>Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1120, phone 734-647-6825, e-mail decicco@umich.edu.
>
>The "Green Guide to Cars and Trucks," by John DeCicco and Martin Thomas,
>can be ordered from ACEEE Publications for $8.95 plus $5.00 for shipping
>and handling (D.C. residents please add 5.75% sales tax). Bulk order
>discounts are also available.  Contact:
>
>ACEEE Publications                       Phone:  202-429-0063
>1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 801    Fax:    202-429-0193
>Washington, D.C. 20036                   E-mail: ace3pubs@ix.netcom.com
>
>Highlights can be found on the web at    http://aceee.org/GreenGuide
>
>The ratings published in the Green Guide are based on the emissions
>certifications, fuel economy data, and vehicle specifications which
>automakers report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
>
>***** Please feel free to forward this announcement to others *****

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Charles Griffith
Ecology Center of Ann Arbor
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
(313)663-2400/-2414 fx.



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