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August 21, 2002

Bonnie Raitt Takes the "Green Highway" on her Concert Tour

Nine-time Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt is bringing the message of clean energy along on her summer tour, now in progress. Each show will include a sideshow called "Green Highway" that includes Honda's hybrid electric cars, the Insight and the Hybrid Civic, as well as displays of solar power and wind power technologies as well as energy-efficient doors and windows. But Raitt is also practicing what she preaches: the emissions from the entire summer tour will be offset by wind power provided by Green Mountain Energy Company. In case you're wondering, that totals about 500 megawatt-hours for the 38-city tour. In addition, some of the vehicles on the tour will be fueled with B20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel with conventional diesel fuel. See the Green Mountain Energy Company press release. See also the new Green Highway Web site.

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