SmartPlanet: Can a taxi company be 'green'?

SmartPlanet: Can a taxi company be 'green'?

Summary: SF Green Cab's GM Athan Rebelos says the company's all hybrid fleet has helped the company reduce costs.

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SF Green Cab's GM Athan Rebelos says, "When I heard that Green Cab was getting Priuses, I literally chuckled, that will never work." But he admits he was totally wrong. Rebelos talks to SmartPlanet about how the company's all hybrid fleet has helped the company reduce costs and do less harm to environment all at the same time. He also discusses their carbon offset project and how its incentivizing its cabbies to ride their bikes to work.

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  • Oh please!!!

    Carbon offset is nothing more than a scam legalized by the UN .... by the people benefiting the most off the scam. So somebody will give them money FOR NOTHING MORE THAN THE RIGHT TO POLLUTE MORE.

    Carbon credits are a scam. Instead of helping control pollution, what it really does is legalize the violation of pollution control laws. Hey look I paid $$$ for the mystical carbon credits of a "green" company, so now I can put more pollution in the air.
    wackoae
    • This is a private company program...

      and has nothing to do with the UN or any government programs. Read, think, then type. Amazing what can be accomlished when you follow that paradigm rather than just throwing out irrational comments that have nothing to do with the subject matter at hand.
      jasonp@...
  • Reducing costs and reducing environmental impact...

    That's what you get when the marketplace starts taking things seriously. Grass roots efforts like this are always preferable to direct government involvement. It's a shame that some people will choose to lambaste this company for making a decision that makes financial sense as well as being socially responsible.
    jasonp@...