Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:03:33 GMT
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Paul McCartney: Hybrid with a very large Carbon footprint

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In 2008, member of the pop group Beatles got a hybrid car from Lexus. You'd say what's bad about that? Driving a hybrid is one sure way to go green.

But not when the car is specially flown in from Japan, thus creating several hundred times more emissions than it would ever save.

The Lexus LS600H, which costs £84,000, was a gift from Lexus to the 65-year-old former Beatle, who helped promote the hybrid vehicle. But instead of arriving by boat as expected, the car was flown to Britain on a Korean Air flight, creating a carbon footprint almost 100 times bigger than if it had come by sea.