Climate Change

The carbon emissions argument that light rail is to be preferred because it uses fully electric powered vehicles (trams) is no longer clear cut. When factors such as the percentage of electricity sourced from renewable sources, subsidies for renewable energy, and bus fleets that are now using natural gas fuel or electric power are taken into account, the advantage of light rail public transport in the context of climate change is marginal it at all. Moreover, electric power technology for buses is increasing in use and will progress with the rapid development in electric storage technology for all motor vehicles.