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California High-speed Rail Future Looks Green
2012-07-27 10:41:09

A new analysis gives Californians good reason to be optimistic about the green credentials of the state´s proposed high-speed rail project, due to begin construction in 2013 thanks to funding recently approved by state legislators. Arpad Horvath at the University of California, Berkeley, and Mikhail Chester at Arizona State University compared the future sustainability of California high-speed rail with that of competing modes of transportation, namely automobile and air travel. They...

Classic Design Meets Fuel-efficient Power
2012-05-28 11:37:05

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com In a classic case of old turns new, the somewhat ironically named Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) announced last week plans to create the world´s first and only carbon-neutral, high-speed locomotive by modifying a classic 1937 locomotive with new, bio-fuel burning engines. The CSR is the result of a collaboration between University of Minnesota´s Institute on the Environment (IonE) students and the nonprofit group Sustainable Rail...

2010-05-06 12:55:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- One of CSX Transportation's GenSet locomotives will be on display Saturday at Washington's Union Station, part of the third annual National Train Day event to celebrate the 141st anniversary of the transcontinental railroad. Celebrations, hosted by Amtrak, will take place coast to coast and highlight how trains have transformed America. CSX employees will be on hand to explain how the ultra-low emissions GenSet switching locomotive operates, including its...

2008-09-09 00:00:24

A leading energy specialist has reported to the California High-Speed Rail Authority that the state's proposed high-speed train system can run with zero greenhouse gas emissions. The zero emissions strategy report was presented by Navigant Consulting Inc, a leading consultant on the energy, electric power and natural gas industries at the Authority's most recent board meeting held in San Diego. At the meeting, the Board adopted a renewable energy/zero emissions strategy for the high-speed...

2007-02-13 12:01:01

Union Pacific and General Electric today announced the Green Locomotive Technology Tour to showcase current and experimental technologies that are helping reduce locomotive emissions. The environmental rail tour will wind through California Feb. 20 -- 28 with planned stops in West Colton, Fresno, Stockton, Roseville, Oakland, Los Angeles and Long Beach. At each stop, UP and GE representatives will brief federal, state and local air quality officials, regulatory and elected officials,...

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