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Alternative Fuels on Merseyside

Public transport releases less pollution than any car on the road today, per person transported, and is the most sustainable form of motorised travel. We all know that sometimes car use is essential. However options are available to convert or purchase new vehicles to run on alternative, less harmful, fuels.

The reason why alternative fuels are being considered is air pollution. Global and regional levels of air pollution are increasing and transport plays a significant contributing role. We have all read about global warming and greenhouse gases affecting the global environment. Transport also affects the local environment and poor air quality in our towns and cities leading to 24,000 early deaths each year in the UK. The use of alternative fuels is proven to release less pollution in comparison to conventional petrol and diesel. If the use of a car is essential we should at least consider a more environmentally friendly option. We have no right to damage the environment for future generations.

A number of alternative fuelled vehicles are in operation across Merseyside. Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles are the most common with some hybrid (battery and liquid fuel) vehicles in operation. Merseytravel and Liverpool City Council have been operating LPG, gas and electric powered vehicles for a number of years and as part of the CATCH project, 6 new hybrid buses will be in operation across Merseyside in 2005 and later implemented for all coach hire..

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