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01/12/2017

A Couple of “Electric” posts 2 of 2… Motherboard 1-9-17… “100 Percent of Dutch Electric Trains Now Run on Wind Energy”

Filed under: Uncategorized — by unityoness2013 @ 11:19 am

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electric_train_roel_hemkes_300_1Another non-petroleum-based technology is being used to power all of the electric trains in the Netherlands (apparently they still will use diesel powered trains). This is an additional transition energy source (although I’ve been around big wind turbines, and personally, I’m not a fan of their noise and visual disruption).

Please go to the original article to view an included video.

“The Netherlands now runs all of its electric trains* on wind energy, meeting a goal to transition to 100 percent renewable energy a year ahead of schedule. The new construction of several wind farms helped meet the country’s goal to power all of their locomotives with the renewable energy on Jan. 1, 2017, Dutch news outlet RTL Z reported.

“Dutch train companies, especially industry leader NS, worked with power company Eneco to get the train systems on 75 percent wind power in 2016, and the 100 percent goal…

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