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Canberra Light Rail To Run On 100% Renewable Energy #cleantech

Canberra Light Rail To Run On 100% Renewable Energy #cleantech

“Combined with the ACT government achieving its target of 90 per cent renewable energy by 2020 – the time in which stage one light rail will be up and running – this will enable the Capital Metro project to be 100% green energy powered,” he said in a statement on the weekend. Corbell said the successful bidder would also need to have measures in place to reduce the emissions resulting from building the network, including energy efficient construction practices and sourcing carbon offsets. “These two project requirements demonstrate the ACT government’s leadership in tackling the impacts of climate change through prioritisation of renewal energy, reducing the ACT’s carbon emissions and a strong commitment to achieving carbon neutrality,” Corbell said. “Canberra has the highest car dependence of any major Australian city, with transport now being responsible for 25 percent o...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/06/24/canberra-light-rail-t...

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