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Formula One Is Going Green: No, That’s Not a Joke

Kermit the frog used to sing a sad little ditty called, “It isn’t easy being green.” If Kermy is still alive today, he’s singing a much different tune. Nowadays, not only is it almost a crime not to be green, it’s also a business imperative to become as green as possible. You would think, however, that Formula One would be immune to this pressure to be environmentally sensitive. Sadly, no. The F1 Teams Association, FOTA, has publicly stated that by 2012 it aims to cut carbon emissions by 12 percent from 2009 levels. A noble sentiment, to be sure, but is it also a hollow gesture designed specifically to appease the sponsors' desperate need to be associated with a green product? Most rational people would questio...

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