France offers electricity price relief to promote shift to rail
Photo: Pixabay. Erich Westendarp
France has given added impetus to its aim to speed up the transition of freight transport modes by opening up the state energy savings certificate (ESC) scheme to shippers. Agnès Pannier-Runacher, minister for Energy Transition, and Clément Beaune, minister delegate for Transport, announced the measure earlier this month, underlining that rail transport consumes six times less energy than road.
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