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Who are the real CO2 culprits on the road? Is it cars?

Press Release - 06 May 2008

Bath Science Café: CO2 and cars: what's the problem?

Can technology alone significantly reduce CO2 levels from transport or do we have to accept that ‘transport’ is not sustainable? Professor Gary Hawley will discuss the challenge of CO2 emissions at the next Bath Science Cafe (7.30pm Monday 12 May in The Raven pub, Queen Street).

The amount of new cars has increased by nearly one fifth over the past decade but many people are still unaware how much their personal driving habits affect the environment.

Gary Hawley, Professor of Automotive Engineering at the University of Bath, will look at the major causes of CO2 emission and whether bio-fuels are part of the problem or part of the solution.

“Reducing the carbon footprint of our personal travel to acceptable levels is a major challenge,” said Professor Hawley.

“It raises lots of questions – who are the real CO2 culprits on the road? Is it cars? Where does the CO2 come from and what are the major causes? Does society’s approach towards driving need to change?”

The talk, an evening of facts, discovery and challenges will be held in The Raven pub in Queen Street in the centre of town. No tickets or reservations are required - just turn up at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Organisers will ask for a small voluntary donation to cover travel costs for the speakers.

The next Bath Science Café event will be: The engineering of eating: from the mouth down on Monday 9 June.

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