Ran across this interesting site about BioDiesel. In summary, BioDiesel is made from common vegetable oils, is completely renewable, and much lower in emissions. I used to hope that fuel-cell cars would be the next big thing, but I recently read some articles which “proved” that the overall cost of manufacturing the hydrogen for the cells is much more than current fuels. Perhaps BioDiesel is the answer.
And here’s a movie about a guy who drive a Biodiesel van across the country:
Also, I find it equally frustrating that about half of oil is used for plastics. We use WAY to much plastic in our everyday lives. Sure it has some good uses, like keeping medical equipment sanitary. But do we really need to sell every single kids toy wrapped in plastic?
Here’s an alternative