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Wind power now runs all electric passenger trains in the Netherlands

by Cat DiStasio, Inhabitat

All of the electric passenger trains running in the Netherlands are now powered entirely by wind. One year ahead of schedule, Dutch railway company NS announced its entire electric train fleet is running on 100-percent wind power as of January 1, 2017, ushering in a new era of green transportation. Renewable energy advocates hope the early success will inspire planners to incorporate wind-powered trains in other high-speed rail projects around the world, including some proposed in the United States. Continue reading Wind power now runs all electric passenger trains in the Netherlands