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Getting a driver's license in European countries has always been tougher than in the United States. In most countries you can't even start to drive until you turn 18 and even then you have to actually demonstrate driving skills that go well beyond parallel parking and making a left turn. Now, aspiring drivers in England will have to demonstrate another new skill: eco-driving. Apparently, drivers whose style uses a bit too much petrol won't actually be denied a license but the review after the te

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Sweden is one of the leaders (besides Brazil of course) in promoting the use of biofuels, particularly ethanol. The Scandinavian country's latest environmental effort involves trying to address the biggest variable of all, the driver. Since the start of this year, new drivers have been required to learn some techniques that help reduce fuel consumption and emissions.