Minister missing a green opportunity
Published 18/01/2011 | 05:00
Regarding your report on electric cars on the Aran Islands (Irish Independent, January 15) where it is hoped that they will be powered by wind generated electricity. A very interesting and commendable scheme.
These cars were delivered to Galway docks by my company using a diesel-powered truck. Had this event taken place two years ago that truck would have been powered by Irish-grown and produced rape seed oil.
Today, thanks to Energy Minister Eamon Ryan's abandoning of the previous scheme introduced by his predecessor Noel Dempsey, they run on conventional diesel imported by sea.