Friday, January 18, 2008
CARBON IN COURT
This could be entertaining:
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) alleges car manufacturer GM Holden has breached the Trade Practices Act by claiming that one of its products is carbon-friendly.
Holden supplies and markets Saab motor vehicles in Australia and in an advertisement says 17 native trees are planted for every Saab sold, as a carbon offset.
The ACCC is taking legal action, saying the claim is misleading as the trees would not offset the emissions from any vehicle.