Stan Hanel Findlay Chevrolet exhibited a Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, left, and a Volt plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, right, during a GreenFest 2018 event at Downtown Summerlin earlier this year.Under the hood of a Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car exhibited by Findlay Chevrolet. Findlay Chevrolet was recently certified by General Motors as a member of its Green Dealer Program. The certification recognizes the local automotive dealership’s efforts to promote energy efficiency, waste reduction, water conservation, resource preservation, renewable energy, natural habitats and community outreach, while at the same time selling cleaner and greener vehicles. “There are so many benefits to our employees, our community, the environment and more, for us to become a Green Dealer,” said Doug Fleming, general manager at Findlay Chevrolet. “Being a family-owned and community-oriented dealership, it is important for us to lead by example.” GM’s Green Dealer … [Read more...] about GM awards Green Dealership title to Findlay Chevrolet
A reader linked me to an article last week that started off strong but went downhill near the end. I agree with the main thrust, though. Mainly, that Elon Musk’s Tesla Model 3, in yet-unattainable base form, is wholly unnecessary. We’ll leave the company financials aside — Musk claims high-zoot Model 3s are necessary to keep the cash-burning company afloat, and there’s little reason to doubt it — and focus on the broader argument. Electric cars are nice, but you don’t need one to save the planet. Most of the public’s driving duties are easily accomplished by a plug-in hybrid with a Honda Clarity or Chevrolet Volt-type range, the author states, and this is certainly true. The vast majority of driving miles — commuting, running errands — can be handled with a vehicle that doesn’t entirely dispense with gasoline, but doesn’t need it for trips of roughly 50 miles. If those trips suddenly went electric, … [Read more...] about QOTD: Is Your People’s (Green) Car Already Here?
PUBLISHED: 17:00 15 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:37 16 August 2017 Mike Brooke Cohen family's Beigel Bake 24-hour shop in Brick Lane, Bethnal Green. Picture: Mike Brooke Mike Brooke/Archant Customers have reacted with shock at a double killing which has torn apart a well-known family who ran the famous 24-hour Beigel Bake shop in London’s East End. Stabbing deaths hit Beigel Bake family business in Brick Lane. Picrture: Mike Brooke Leah Cohen, 66, was stabbed to death along with her daughter Hannah Cohen, 33, at their north London home on Friday. Her son Joshua Cohen, 27, is charged with two murders in Golder’s Green and is due at an Old Bailey hearing tomorrow. The family business in Bethnal Green was still open this week for the famous salt beef beigels. .Cabbie Joe Marribel knew Cohen family in Brick Lane since he was eight years old. Picture: Mike Brooke The all-night bakery is popular with east London’s cab trade, some of whom were visibly shaken when … [Read more...] about Brick Lane in shock at stabbing of Beigel Bake mum and daughter in Golders Green
I’ve lost count, but my mother has lived in nearly 30 homes in 87 years.She once told me that three moves are the equivalent of one fire.I’ve been moving and downsizing the past month, and I can testify to the truth of that observation.It’s amazing how much stuff accumulated in my home in the past 17 years, the longest I ever stayed in one place.There was a device, which I never recall working, for trimming the cat’s toenails.There was a lighted sign (rescued from a dumpster) from an old Sonic drive-up stall. Hamburgers were 65 cents.There were three snow shovels. How in the world did I end up with three snow shovels?One drawer was half full of wine corks.Two shelves of one closet were stuffed with gift bags, gift boxes and tissue paper.I had a baffling collection of light bulbs and nearly two decades worth of paycheck stubs.Going from 2,000 square feet to 700 has a marvelous way of focusing your priorities.I kept the Sonic sign.I shredded most of the paycheck … [Read more...] about Wayne Greene: Moving has a way of reducing your stuff to the essentials
U2 and Justin Timberlake had the opportunity to be exposed to Oklahoma music history during one of the biggest weeks in the BOK Center’s 10-year history.The superstar artists didn’t have to listen to a lecture or step into a classroom for a music history lesson. All they had to do was step into one of the BOK Center’s green rooms. There are three green rooms (backstage waiting rooms) and they recently got makeovers. Each of the green rooms was refurbished to pay tribute to an Oklahoma music legend. Leon Russell. Garth Brooks. Woody Guthrie.“The three green rooms are just part of a whole effort we have locally to create a really memorable vibe for our visitors and our entertainers who are coming here,” BOK Center general manager Jeff Nickler said.“Over the past year, we have done a lot of really cool behind-the-scenes upgrades to really curate a memorable Tulsa-themed experience for people when they are here on site, because you have to imagine a lot … [Read more...] about Saluting legends: New BOK Center green rooms pay tribute to Oklahoma music icons
PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 April 2018 Jon King Roding Valley Park at Charlie Brown's roundabout. Picture: Ken Mears Archant A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local elections to protect the borough’s parks. Tory GLA member for Havering and Redbridge Cllr Keith Prince and former Conservative Mayor of London candidate Zac Goldsmith MP, with Save Oakfields campaigners. Picture: Keith Prince Neil Sinden, director of London’s branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), said green spaces across the capital are under threat from developers and pollution. “We’re extremely concerned about the pressures facing them. London is a space for nature not just business, bustle and buildings,” Mr Sinden said. The CPRE urged candidates of all parties – hunting for votes at the election on May 3 – to make sure parks remain “beautiful and tranquil”. Tony Leach of charity Parks for London – which wants … [Read more...] about Local elections 2018: Green campaigners urge parties to put parks first
Electric vehicles or EV’s are all the rage now. These electric powered automobiles are changing the way we look at modern transportation. Our Government too is taking steps to maximize their production and also improve their marketing.Now NITI Aayog has decided to give Green Number Plates For Electric Vehicles. For those who aren’t aware of NITI Aayog, it is our Government’s premier policy-making body. NITI Aayog says such a move is vital for the sale of EV’s in India. And to make the deal even better, they also suggested three-year free parking and toll waivers! The policy also states that residential, shopping and office complexes will be asked to reserve 10 percent parking space for EV’s.This may sound too good to be true, but factors like the rising demand for fossil fuels, the exponentially increasing pollution levels and issues regarding oil security have put a serious question on the efficiency of modern-day transportation. Considering all these … [Read more...] about Green Number Plates For Electric Vehicles – EV Will Be Exempted From Many Costs!
The Indian government seems to be actively working towards its vision of making all cars electric by 2030. That could be said by its move of making new policies for the green cars. NITI Aayog, the Indian government’s policy-making body has given a thought on installing green number plates on all the electric cars to signify their environment-friendly nature.According to the drafted policy, electric vehicles are subjected to a few privileges as well. The cars will have free parking and toll waivers for as long as three years. Moreover, wherever they go, may it be a shopping mall, residential building or any business complex, 10 percent parking space will be reserved for EVs.The government policy-making body has its reasons for providing these privileges to the non-emission cars. Reportedly, the adoption of electric vehicles will lead to the saving of $60 billion of petrol and diesel costs by 2030. Additionally, the demand for energy utilised in road transport will be saved by … [Read more...] about Electric Vehicle Number Plates Likely To Be In Green Colour
It’s odd that distinctly British popular music dried up around the time the last vestiges of British Leyland disappeared from the nation. Rover Group bit the dust at the turn of the century, with its associated nameplates finding new homes in unlikely places.Perhaps we have cumbersome, money-losing car conglomerates to thank for New Wave and Britpop. Maybe the Spice Girls killed everything. Who knows.Jaguar and Land Rover, having once shared the same BL umbrella, were already orphans by that time, ultimately finding each other again thanks to the temporary love of foster parent Ford. Now owned by India’s Tata Motors and nowhere near as financially dodgy, Jaguar Land Rover is on a product tear. It’s these new models you can thank for the automaker’s record sales year in 2017 — both globally and in the United States.Don’t thank traditional sedans.Globally, JLR’s 2017 volume surpassed 2016 — another record year — by 7 … [Read more...] about British Invasion, Part 2: Jaguar Land Rover Sales Soar in U.S., No Thanks to Cars
In a world chock-full of Camaros, this one will have other F-body owners green with envy. If not from the stomach churning g-force it’s capable of pulling, then from the radical green paint scheme. Owned and driven by Ken Thwaits, this 1973 Camaro was a staunch competitor at the 2017 Classic Industries Super Chevy Muscle Car Challenge presented by Falken Tires.Originally built by Randy Johnson of D&Z Customs in Kewaskum, Wisconsin, the Camaro has a long history of competing in the Optima Ultimate Street Car series. Johnson campaigned it there during the inaugural season of the series where it caught Thwaits’ eye. “I was racing a fifth-gen Camaro at Optima, but really liked Randy’s Camaro,” said Thwaits. “[Randy] called me and asked if I wanted to buy it at the end of the season, and we struck up a deal. I told him, ‘If you crash the car, the deal’s off!’ You never saw a guy so nervous when he’s racing,” laughed … [Read more...] about This 1973 Heidts-Equipped Camaro Will Have You Green with Envy