Would switching our cars to diesel help the environment?



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    While fueling a diesel car with biodiesel is a good way for an individual to reduce their own environmental footprint, switching all cars in the country over to biodiesel would not be as helpful as switching over to electric or fuel cell vehicles. Studies by the Washington D. C.-based International Food Policy Research Institute and the Geneva-based International Institute for Sustainable Developmentā€™s Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) are now indicating that biofuels are not contributing much to solving the climate crisis, and that they have several serious drawbacks.

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    Yes, on balance. While diesel engines produce more smog forming exhaust than do normal gasoline engines, they produce less greenhouse gases (because of higher fuel efficiency). Less greenhouse gases, according to most environmentalists’ priorities, would make diesel the better choice for the environment.

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