* Finland - Neste Oil to power Helsinki buses, waste trucks with biodiesel
Helsinki,Finland -AFX/Forbes (USA) -20 Oct 2006: -- Neste Oil said it has signed a letter of understanding with Helsinki City local authorities to power buses and waste disposal trucks across Greater Helsinki with biodiesel, to reduce urban emissions and promote the use of biofuels on the road... 700 buses and 75 waste trucks will use the biodiesel... (Photo: Helsinki's Aerial view)
* USA - School buses go green in District 196 - Equipment to reduce pollution from diesel engines is added
Burnsville,MN,USA -The Minnesota This Week Newspapers, by Erin Johnson -20 Oct 2006: -- Children who take the bus in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District should breathe a little easier, thanks to a project that reduces the pollution emitted by the buses’ diesel engines... District 196 was one of the first school districts to sign on with the project, which retrofits older school buses with equipment that can reduce bus pollutants by 40 percent...
* USA - 'Yes' on Prop. 87
Vallejo,CA,USA -The Vallejo Times-Herald -21 Oct 2006: -- California has the worst air quality in the nation, with six counties topping the most polluted air list... Cars, trucks and buses produce 190 millions tons of pollution per year, causing asthma, bronchitis, lung disease, heart disease and cancer in hundreds of thousands of Californians each year... Proposition 87 will make low-emission vehicles affordable with cash rebates and accelerate the development of less expensive clean fuel. It will also promote the development of other alternative energy sources and replace pre-1987 diesel school buses....