14 Oct '11, 12pm

German Trains To Run on 100% Renewables

With 20% of its energy coming from renewables , Germany is already a world leader in this sector and recently passed even more aggressive laws to support the renewable energy industries . But while its own Federal Environment Agency has argued that the country could go 100% renewable by 2050 , the official national target remains at 80%. That makes news, reported in the New York Times a little while back, that Deutsche Bahn (DB) wants to be 100% renewable by 2050 a hugely important step in the march toward advancing the clean energy revolution that is underway. Interestingly, Hans-Jürgen Witschke, chief executive of Deutsche Bahn Energie, which supplies electricity for DB trains, told the NYT that it was market demand that was driving this decision: "Environmental protection has become an important issue in the marketplace and especially in the transport sector," he said. ...

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