Saturday, July 22, 2006

Julia Roberts, the Green Ambassador

Dallas-based biodiesel producer Earth Biofuels has announced that Julia Roberts will serve as a spokeswoman and chair the company's new advisory board. The organization wants to promote its environmentally friendly alternative fuels.

"It's very important that we expand our use of clean energy and make a long-term commitment to it. Biodiesel and ethanol are better for the environment and for the air we breathe," Roberts said in a statement released this week.

With a sustained increase in oil prices since 2004 and one of the major supply sources, the Middle East becoming a hotspot of conflicts, demand for biofuels is increasing.

OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is made up of Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. These countries have seldom been effective at controlling oil prices.

Like her Oscar-winning character Erin Brockovich, Julia Roberts is on an environmental mission.

Now a pretty woman has come forward to promote the use of environmentally friendly fuel instead of being dependent on the pricey fossil fuels.

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