Royal Aston Martin Running on Ethanol
The next time Prince Charles plans to zip around England in his 38-year-old Aston Martin, his staff can skip the petrol pump. As part of a personal greening effort meant to lead the national move to cut carbon emissions, the Prince of Wales has had his car converted to run on fuel made from wine. "It just happened that our bioethanol supplier makes the fuel from surplus English wine," the Prince's top aide explained. No word yet on a Pinot-fuel crisis to rival the food-fuel conflict raging around corn-based ethanol.
Source: This is London
What do you think about Prince Charles trying to shrink his carbon footprint? Who do you see setting a good--or bad--example when it comes to treading lightly on the planet?