As of March next year, one in three London buses will run on fuel blended with waste meat, animal fats and cooking oil. 3,000 Stagecoach and Metroline buses will guzzle down B20 green diesel, a modified fuel that sounds like the favourite foodstuff of an evil robot gone wrong. In fact, it's designed to help lower our impact on the environment.
Energy and transport bosses say the switch will reduce CO2 emissions by 21,000 tonnes each year, and that no extra spend is required for the fitting of new kit. Over 600 buses already run on the diesel/meat mixture as part of a two-month trial.
It's been a good news week so far for TfL, with the organisation yesterday announcing that London's entire fleet of Boris bikes would be fitted with green safety laser lights in early 2016. All very clever, but can you now solve the problem of passengers on stairs? [Standard]
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