10 Oct '11, 10am

How a 19th century London bridge is becoming a shining example of #green energy #CSR #Sustainability @justmeans #green

How a 19th century London bridge is becoming a shining example of #green energy #CSR #Sustainability @justmeans #green

London's historic railway station, Blackfriars Bridge, built in 1886, is undergoing a multi-million pound social innovation 'green makeover, which will turn it into the world's largest solar bridge as more than 4,400 solar panels will be installed above the new station platform. Solar panels are the perfect way for rail operators to cut their carbon footprint; a carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organisation, event, product or person, which can be emitted through transport, land clearance, the production and consumption of food, fuels, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings and services. The work at Blackfriars will be completed in 2012 and it is expected the panels will generate around 900,000kWh of electricity a year, providing half of the station's energy, reducing its annual CO2 emissions by an estimated 511 tonnes. ...

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