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Mazda plans to save 6.6 metric tons of CO2 this month, but small, efficient powertrains and hybrids definitely aren't part of the equation. The Zoom Zoom automaker is on the hook to provide the power for the Nippon Professional Baseball Association's two All Star games on July 23 and 24, and the voltage will come from only green sources. The 12,000 kilowatt hours of power for the games will come from alternative energy sources like biomass, solar and wind.

One of the reasons that a vehicle powered by something other than gasoline is such a popular idea in the U.S. is that it helps us become less reliant on other countries for our transportation needs. To this end, biofuels and electric vehicles offer great potential to use local sources of energy in our vehicles. To get a handle on how much green electricity – wind, geothermal, solar, etc. – is available in the U.S., the Insitute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) has conducted a study on