CER believes that ENVI’s position on the new Emissions Trading Scheme is a step in the right direction on targeted carbon pricing in transport.
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When it comes to environmentally-friendly travel, rail wins by far. Trains contribute to far fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other forms of transportation. But the rail industry is still under pressure to reduce its carbon footprint further to meet governmental mobility climate change targets.
How are rail organisations working to be more sustainable and what projects and developments are in the spotlight helping the industry meet targets?
Thanks to a Government investment, recycled plastics will be turned into railway sleepers as part of the Recycling Modernisation Fund.
PKP Energetyka’s energy storage system will allow them to produce, store and use green hydrogen for railroad purposes.
HSRG’s report sets out a four-point plan on attracting more passengers to rail from short haul flights in the UK.
Great Northern have opened a cycle parking hub at Biggleswade station in Bedfordshire to help promote greener travel across the community.
The technology will enable efficient and sustainable transportation and electrical energy savings in the rail sector.
ÖBB is able to convert the stations in Munderfing, Mattighofen and Mauerkirchen thanks to financial support from the state of Upper Austria.
Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility have presented the newly developed Mireo Plus H and a newly designed mobile hydrogen storage trailer.
Around 100 years ago, electrification allowed Swiss railways to say goodbye to fossil energy sources for the first time. Step by step, ‘white coal’, i.e. hydropower, replaced coal as the primary energy source. This is now happening for a second time – with all fossil fuels being replaced by renewables…
ÖBB RCG organised the first test train from Barcelona to St. Valentin/Schwertberg to transport goods from Spain to Austria on rail instead of road.
By choosing Muirhead leather over a fabric alternative, Irish Rail have opted for sustainable durability, comfort, hygiene and a market-leading warranty with a €3.2m cost saving for their seat upgrades.
Siemens Mobility will supply the innovative and energy-efficient hybrid battery powered locomotives to the Midtjyske Jernbaner in Denmark.
ÖBB will invest in hydroelectric power plants, photovoltaic systems, and traction current from wind power by 2030 to achieve their sustainability goals.
Amtrak will fully transition all electricity to carbon-free sources by 2030, committing their future to sustainable travel for passengers.