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Letters to the editor: Issue 457 30 Nov 2006

Green' transport modes must provide fuel consumption data

Paul Withrington

We congratulate you on your reporting of the climate debate and of the green or otherwise credentials of rail ('Climate change chief berates alarmists' and Feature LTT 16 Nov). Within the latter we have Professor Kemp saying "no one has train energy consumption at their finger tips". However, we do have a little.

For example, we had from British Rail in 1990 the electricity and diesel consumption used in traction by the system, divided by sector, along with passenger miles and...

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