Because electricity is so expensive, British railways are forced to take electric locomotives off the track and replace them with polluting diesel engines. Also during the climate summit.
Diesel locomotives are noisier, slower and more polluting than electric locomotives, but they are cheaper to operate. At least: in Great Britain, because a sharp rise in electricity prices has led to diesel trains being used again, reports German news magazine woman.
Freightliner, one of the largest freight railroads and a British subsidiary of the American company Geneese & Wyoming, has now temporarily sidelined almost all electric locomotives. It is not yet known how long they will stay there. What is certain is that communications between England and Scotland are also made by diesel train.
This is a real embarrassment for England, especially during the Glasgow Climate Summit. Freightliner justifies the switch by the fact that the price of electricity rose by 210 percent between September and October of this year. Another unnamed company reported additional spending on electricity of 9.5 million euros for the period. In many cases, electricity is generated from natural gas. The price of natural gas in Britain has risen by 440 percent since January.
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