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Re: Gas or Electric
It's a false query (like "paper or plastic" - use cloth!) - as you rightly
point out with the push mower.
you could replant with something that doesn't need cutting - some nice
periwinkle, or a rock garden. i'm no horticulturalist, but there are those
who specialize in this. Someplace like:
But, that would mean replanting - more effort than the pushmower, in my
view. when the grass gets way too long at our house, we put up a strand of
electric fence and bring a couple of horses in from the pasture. (But we
do still use a gas mower - kids need an opportunity to earn $$, after all)
I guess you city dwellers might choose a smaller critter.
Richard Yoder, PE
1313 Farnam St. Ste. 230
Omaha, NE 68182
<TVINSON@tnrcc.sta To: <P2Tech@great-lakes.net>
Sent by: Subject: Gas or Electric
01/09/02 11:14 AM
Please respond to
Which do you think is better for the environment overall. A gas mower, or
an electric mower.
While I believe it is electric, a colleague of mine believes that the loss
in efficiency due to transfer means that the electric utility company has
to burn more fuel to power the mower. This loss in efficiency could offset
the benefit of having a controlled emission.
I suppose it also depends on the fuel at the plant, and wether the mower
has a catalytic converter.
We both agree a push mower is a great alternative, though neither of us
will actually get out and use it. Push mowers also have a "waist"
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