Marking the start of the European Union's Green Week, Dublin Bus announced
yesterday that they will be henceforth be using biodiesel
in the company's Dublin Bus Tour buses. The company is not providing very specific information on what percentage biodiesel it will be using, or how many of its tour buses will use the fuel (Dublin Bus will not use biodiesel in its standard buses, yet), but does say that Dublin Bus used 25,000 tonnes of fuel in 2005. One reason for the switch to biodiesel is that fuel in Ireland is expected to cost twice as much this year than it did in 2003, and that costs will continue to go up. Dublin Bus has been investigating the possibility of using biodiesel since at least September of last year.
[Source: Dublin Bus via Ireland On-line