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Regular news: Issue 599 22 Jun 2012

Buses are greener than cars, says Defra

The Government this week blamed a miscalculation for official data suggesting buses emit more greenhouse gas emissions than cars, when measured on a per passenger basis.

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said last year that buses outside London emitted 221g of CO2equivalent per passenger km (LTT 21 Oct 11). This was higher than the estimated emissions from a medium diesel car (215g), a small petrol car (201g), and a small diesel car (172g). As the car figures were...

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