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Alternatives to Global Warming: Vegetable-Based 'Biodiesel' Fuel, and Actor Ed Begley Jr., On Electric Cars

StorySeptember 03, 2002
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At SolFest 2002, thousands gathered to learn about different renewable energy sources, alternatives to fuels that cause global warming.

Kumar Plocher is a leading proponent of vegetable-based biodiesel fuels. Biodiesel is a sustainable fuel that is non-toxic and non-hazardous.It emits 75% less greenhouse gasses than regular diesel fuel.

I also spoke with the Emmy-nominated actor Ed Begley, Jr about how we can integrate wind and solar power into our everyday lives. Begley is a founding board member of the Solar Living Institute, which hosted the recent SolFest in California.

Guests:

  • Kumar Plocher, co-owner of Yokayo BioFuels, a manufacturer of the vegetable oil-based fuel called Biodiesel.
  • Ed Begley, Jr., actor and founding board member of the Solar Living Institute, which hosted the recent SolFest in California.

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