Received this today via email. The federal government's Australian Greenhouse Office recently launched a 'Green Vehicle Guide' website, with comparative information about vehicle emissions and fuel consumption. The guide claims to provide "information about the environmental performance of new light vehicles (up to 3.5 tonnes) sold in Australia" and aims to help people choose less environmentally harmful vehicles. Information includes: * Greenhouse Rating (based on CO2 emissions) * Air Pollution Rating (based primarily on emission standards) * An Overall 'Star' Rating * Fuel Consumption (in L/100km) As it says it covers vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes, it should include motorcycles and scooters. Disappointingly, it does not. Given the considerable benefits of powered two wheelers, especially with global warming, traffic congestion and, now, higher petrol prices, it would seem wise for governments to encourage people to consider two wheelers as a possible vehicle. Go to www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au to check the site out. Help us remind the government of the importance and demand for two wheelers. Write to the following people, explain the benefits of two wheelers and ask that they publish data for motorcycles and scooters as well: 1. John Howard, Prime Minister: http://www.pm.gov.au > Email your PM 2. Senator Ian Campbell, Federal Minister for the Environment and Heritage, firstname.lastname@example.org 3. Greg Hunt, MP - Parliamentary Secretary to Senator Campbell, email@example.com 4. Australian Greenhouse Office, http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/ago/contact.html or phone 1800 026 222 4. Your local federal member. If you know their name, their email will be in the form of firstname.secondname.MP@aph.gov.au OR initial.secondname.MP@aph.gov.au. If you don't know their name, determine your electorate then go to http://www.aph.gov.au/house/members/memlist.pdf, and find their details. Ps. It might pay to email this to your Greens senator(s), if applicable. See what they have to say about the encouraging of enviro-friendly vehicles - see if they're truly honest about it, or whether it's limited to 4 wheelers only and public transport.