Thursday April 9, 2020

Buses running on natural gas emitted more carbon than diesel fleet

Trials for Department of Transport found gas-powered buses were least energy-efficient option

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
23rd March, 2020
The National Development Plan committed to buying no more diesel-only buses beyond July last year. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Buses running on compressed natural gas (CNG) emitted more carbon than the diesel bus fleet in trials last year, according to a newly published report.

The findings could call into question the role of CNG vehicles in a low-carbon transport future.

The report, prepared for the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport by Byrne Ó Cléirigh consultants, examined trials carried out in April last year. The National Development Plan committed to buying no more diesel-only...

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