12px13px15px17px
Date:11/01/17

Dutch trains now all powered by wind energy

All Dutch trains are now 100 per cent powered by electricity generated by wind energy, the national railway company NS said Tuesday, calling it a world first.
 
"Since the first of January, 100 per cent of our trains are running on wind energy," NS spokesman Ton Boon told AFP.
 
Dutch electricity company Eneco won a tender launched by NS two years ago and the two firms signed a 10-year deal setting January 2018 as the date by which all NS trains should run on wind energy.
 
"So we in fact reached our goal a year earlier than planned," said Boon, adding that an increase in the number of wind farms across the country and off the coast of The Netherlands had helped NS achieve its aim.
 
Eneco and NS said on a joint website that some 600,000 passengers daily are "the first in the world" to travel thanks to wind energy. NS operates about 5,500 train trips a day.
 
One windmill running for an hour can power one train across some 200 kilometres, the companies said. They now hope to reduce the energy used per passenger by 35 per cent by 2020 compared with 2005.




Views: 935

©ictnews.az. All rights reserved.

Facebook Google Favorites.Live BobrDobr Delicious Twitter Propeller Diigo Yahoo Memori MoeMesto






18 August 2017

17 08 2017

17/08/17
Asus launches 6 new ZenFone 4 phones with dual-cameras

Do you like dual cameras on your phones? If so, Asus has six pieces of good news for you -- in the form of six newly 

17/08/17
Asus’s first Windows 10 S laptop is a ruggedized VivoBook for schools

The first round of Windows 10 S laptops is starting slowly this summer, with but a few vendors out there with options

17/08/17
Google is testing a Search Lite app for countries with slow connections

Google is testing a light version of its Search app meant for areas with poor or slow internet connections

17/08/17
Intel announces its next-generation Ice Lake chips unexpectedly early

Intel may be preparing to announce its upcoming eighth-generation processors on August 21st, but the company 

17/08/17
5G to hit 1.4 billion connections by 2025

The number of worldwide 5G connections is set to hit 1.4 billion by 2025 as operators look to fixed wireless 

17/08/17
Motorola could launch smartphone with self-healing screen

Lenovo-owned Motorola is known for launching  smartphones with shatterproof displays. Now the company plans 

17/08/17
New Nokia 8 Android Smartphone Officially Revealed

After months of rumours and speculations, HMD Global has finally unveiled its flagship device, the Nokia 8. 

17/08/17
Wearable device shipments to reach 430 million units annually by 2022

The wearables market continues to generate a lot of attention, both positive and negative. Fitness trackers and