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London Underground could soon run on 100% renewable energy


The London Underground could soon be entirely powered by renewable energy.  Tweet This! The move is part of an effort to make London’s famous rail network zero-emissions by 2030 – and the entire city carbon neutral by 2050.

Transport for London (TfL) is one of UK’s largest electricity consumers, using 1.6TWh every year. The Tube alone consumes 1.2TWh every year.

According to a recent study by British Business Energy, 200 wind turbines or 5.6 million solar panels would be needed to power the network completely on renewables for one year.

A city powered by renewable energy 

Toady, 16 per cent of the electricity used to power the Underground’s operation comes from renewable sources.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “As one of the single biggest purchasers of energy in London, it is important that TfL leads the way on green energy.” “This is a vital step towards my ambitions for TfL – and London – to be zero-carbon by 2030.”

Environmental organisations welcomed the London Mayor’s decision.

“This work to secure cost-effective and renewable energy for the rail network, with ambitions to include the wider [Greater London Authority] group and beyond, will play a key role in London’s green recovery and accelerating action on the climate emergency,” Khan added.

How about reducing electricity use altogether?

With almost half of UK businesses working remotely due to COVID-19, commuting may never be the same again. People have got used to more flexible working hours and 45 per cent of them expect more flexibility in their work hours after lockdown ends.

If 45 per cent of London’s commuters work remotely in the future, it would save more than 460 thousand kWh of electricity.

 

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