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Netherlands plans to have a 100% wind-powered railway system by 2018 #Auspol


With each passing week, renewable energy makes greater and greater strides in supplying more power for our lives, and a lot of that innovation is happening in transport. The Netherlands is the latest country to set the pace for adopting alternative energy sources: the companies in charge of the country’s railways are looking to move the entire network over to wind power in the next three years.
Dutch energy company Eneco has just approved a deal to meet that target with the VIVENS rail firms in the country, Gizmodo reports. Wind power already supplies energy for half of the network – some 2,890 km (1,800 miles) of track – so Eneco has until 2018 to source the rest from the Netherlands and its neighbours. The proposed scheme is partly intended to increase renewable energy adoption in other European nations too.

“What makes this contract and partnership unique is that a…

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September 8, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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