Green Notes - 21 Feb 08
- We mentioned London mayor Ken Livingstone’s plan to tax gas guzzling cars within the city last week. This week we have one of the world’s leading car manufacturers, Porsche, planning to take legal action against the plan. Porsche plans to write a letter to the mayor, who will have 14 days to reply. If the mayor refuses to reconsider the decision or fails to respond within the time frame the car maker will submit an application for judicial review to the Royal Courts of Justice.
- A Norwegian Mall began selling greenhouse gas credits this week. According to the store the certificates are selling fast, bought mainly by individuals and small companies. Although many are now investing in major campaigns to create awareness, raise funds and educate people, it appears that Australia still has a long way to go; at least when it comes to being green in the office.
- Al Gore to raise as much as US $ 100 million by filling for an initial public offering. Looks like Mr. Gore is rolling up is eco-sleeves and getting ready to take the game to big boys. “If they can do an IPO now, it probably means they have good long-term prospects,” says Francis Gaskins, president of IPODesktop.com Inc.
- 30 million people, 24 cities: all to turn of their lights and televisions on earth hour on March 29th to help fight climate change. Last year 2.2 million Sydneysiders turned off for an hour, but this year seems to be a global affair with many of the world’s largest cities joining in.