ESB urges govt to back electric transport

Thursday 03 April 2008 14.11
LUAS - Call for more electric transport
LUAS - Call for more electric transport

ESB Chief Executive Padraig McManus has urged the Government to promote electricity use in transport.

He told the Irish Management Institute's annual conference in Enniskerry that electricity is the cleanest and most efficient energy at the point of use.

He said that 85% of railways in Belgium are electrified, while the figure in Ireland is 3%.