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Mine's Greener Than Yours

A store which sells car accessories which are superficially environmentally friendly
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My initial thought was to post something on windmills for cars. But I soon got to thinking that just one kind of windmill wouldn't be enough. If you own a sports car you would want a lightweight brushed aluminium model, with carbon fibre blades. If your car is a Morris traveller with wooden frames, then you will need a wattle and daub base with nice ash and rattan sails.

People would want to buy the windmills despite the fact that the drag and weight would offset any savings in energy as it would show the world that they are green and environmentally friendly. The real need is not the equipment itself it is the impression that you are doing more to protect the planet than your neighbour.

Other products on sale could be - Stickers that look like solar panels to stick on your roof, A spray that coats the car with grass and small shrubs to make the vehicle carbon neutral. Badges for the rear of the car that say "hybrid" or perhaps a bumper sticker "Mine's a 16v too - that's 16 Volts"

Like I said every thing in the store is designed not to be green but to give the impression of green.

Captain Pugwash, Aug 13 2009

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       //every thing in the store is designed not to be green but to give the impression of green//
Just sell Prius badges. [+]
coprocephalous, Aug 13 2009
  

       //The real need is not the equipment itself it is the impression that you are doing more to protect the planet than your neighbour.// Sorry, but I don't recognise this behaviour - maybe I just live somewhere unrepresentative - seriously, does this actually happen?
zen_tom, Aug 13 2009
  

       //seriously, does this actually happen?//
I'm guessing you didn't read GM's announcement that their Volt was going to get 230 MPG.
FlyingToaster, Aug 13 2009
  

       Hey, you know, it's not easy being green.   

       230 MPG is actually a pretty realistic figure, with the duty cycle decided on. It's all a function of what percentage of time you drive beyond the electric battery's range.
RayfordSteele, Aug 14 2009
  
      
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