I am keen on greener fuels and as you probably know, am very pro LPG.
One of the problems I have is the fact that far more CO2 is produced each year from just cement production alone that apparently all the cars in the world produce.
I am not including all the CO2 produced by industry - just that from car emissions. So with 1.5 billion metric tons of CO2 being produced being produced from cement production alone and this figure getting bigger each year with China in particular increasing cement production dramatically, I worry about anything we do having any significant effect at all!
That is not to say we should not do it. I just question the sense and logic of the green party wasting 5 min of prime time party political broadcast time at the last election showing green party members shouting at and berating people filling up their cars at a petrol station. They could write a book on "How to antagonise people and loose votes".
My problem is cost. How much would it cost to do the conversion and what would be the real gain? Are these guys so sure they are attacking the real culprit?
I have a difficult decision to make re my new vehicle - it is not LPG converted - but it will be. Now we have moved offices I do not use a vehicle as much - probably just 5000 miles last year. At this rate, it would take me over 6 years to recoup the cost of getting the LPG conversion whereas on my previous vehicle it had paid for itself in just over 6 months.
Despite what a minority says, the car is not the main reason for climate change - it is not helping matters! but it is not the main reason.
I am no expert but from what I have read, the global warming "problem" seems to be more closely linked with methane production via agriculture and industrialisation in general as it started way before the car was invented.
No doubt some will want to hang draw and quarter me for saying something that does not fit within the PC norm, but what the heck!