Dutch ambition for rail system to be powered entirely by wind

The Netherlands is seeking to run its entire electric rail system on 100% wind power within three years.

Railway Technology website reports that Dutch energy company Eneco and the VIVENS rail companiNetherlands train and tulip fieldses signed a deal to make electric trains within Netherlands Railways run entirely on energy produced by wind farms.

Wind farms already supply 50 per cent of the 1,800-mile network’s energyࢀ”a network that carries 1.2 million passengers a day.

The wind power will come from within the Netherlands, as well as Belgium and some Scandinavian nations; part of the objective is to promote increased renewable energy adoption in other European countries.

TheInternational Energy Council predicts that if world governments stick to plan, wind power could account for 18 per cent of all energy production globally.

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