Two new developments. One in Santiago Chile and one in the Netherlands.
“run on 60 per cent renewable energy”
as of 2018. It sounds like their Metro system is quite a bit larger than Philadelphia’s. I’ve read elsewhere that it has 2.5 million riders per day. Soon, Santiago’s subway system will soon be powered mostly by solar and wind energy.
We also recently learned that the rail system in the Netherlands will begin running entirely on renewable energy in 2018. See Running on wind: the Dutch rail networks renewable revolution. Of note
“The greatest environmental impact is caused by CO2 emitted during power generation. Based on figures from 2014, prior to the partnership with Eneco, NS used 1.2TWh of electricity and emitted 550kt of CO2, while the complete VIVENS contract emitted 640kt of CO2. These emissions will be brought back to zero in 2018.”
Can’t wait to see some of this in Philly! Write the SEPTA Board or your elected representatives.
- SEPTA Board, via email to Board Secretary Carol Looby, clooby [at] septa.org
- Rep. Rosita Youngblood, (215) 849 6426, on Facebook as RepYoungblood, and on Twitter as @RepYoungblood
- PA Senator Shirley Kitchen, (215) 227 6161, on Facebook as Senator.Shirley.Kitchen, and on Twitter as @senator.kitchen
- Rep. Dwight Evans. 215.549.0220, on Facebook as RepDwightEvans, and on Twitter as @RepDwightEvans