Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: All Dutch trains run on green energy now.

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Volcano Tamer PA5COR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    11,321

    All Dutch trains run on green energy now.

    All Dutch trains have become 100% powered by electricity generated by wind energy, the national railway company NS has said .
    Since 1 January, 100% of our trains are running on wind energy, said NS spokesman, Ton Boon.


    Dutch electricity company Eneco won a tender offered by NS two years ago and the two companies 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 around 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.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ind-powered-ns
    "If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop
    telling the truth about them." - Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)
    Im not liberal/conservative, Im anti-idiotarian.
    At some point in the last 20 years, the left moved to the center, and the right moved into a mental institution

  2. #2
    "Island Bartender" KG4CGC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    EM84ru, Easley SC
    Posts
    46,706
    This is awesome. Where are we, here stateside, on train technology?
    RIP Albi
    When do you tell a woman you're a ham?
    Does YOUR avatar represent a time in your life?


  3. #3
    Administrator ad4mg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    14,019
    I think we're having another look at coal fired locomotives...:roll:

    Quote Originally Posted by KG4CGC View Post
    This is awesome. Where are we, here stateside, on train technology?
    'Murica - Government of the Rich, by the Rich, and for the Rich; Thanks to our supreme court of traitors, Citizens United v. FEC, and now McCutcheon v. FEC.

  4. #4
    Volcano Tamer
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    6,072
    Quote Originally Posted by ad4mg View Post
    I think we're having another look at coal fired locomotives...:roll:
    What He said. First we need to get trains. At least We are creating the wind farms around here. A second one is going up this year in our county.
    Last edited by KK4AMI; 01-11-2017 at 06:34 AM.
    "Love Trumps Hate."
    "You Facist, Sexual Predator!"
    " I thought a lot about blowing up the White House"
    Uh Huh, What Love?

  5. #5
    Volcano Tamer n2ize's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Crestwood, New York
    Posts
    33,717
    Quote Originally Posted by ad4mg View Post
    I think we're having another look at coal fired locomotives...:roll:
    That's part of Trumps "Make America Great Again" plan. When all those coal mines and steel mills are reopened we'll all be running our trains and heating our homes with coal again. The coal delivery truck will once again be a common site as well as yellow-brown sulphur filled air from all the coal burning. I will be removing our new efficient gas furnace and replacing it with a turn of the century coal furnace. Trust me, it will be great. Trump makes the best deals in town.
    I keep my 2 feet on the ground, and my head in the twilight zone.

  6. #6
    Volcano Tamer PA5COR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    11,321
    It is a good step in the right direction.
    More important is the development of the European super grid, connecting all countries together.
    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...-cable-britned

    It stretches 260km under the North Sea, contains 23,000 tonnes of copper and lead, and may represent the first step towards a renewable energy revolution based on a European electricity "supergrid". The 500m BritNed cable, which has just entered operation, is the first direct current electricity link from the UK to another country in 25 years.
    Operational since 2011.

    The high voltage cable, a joint venture between the UK National Grid and the Dutch grid operator TenneT, has a capacity of 1,000MW, the equivalent of a nuclear power station. It runs from the Isle of Grain in Kent to Maasvlakte, near Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.
    High voltage DC (HVDC) cables allow electricity to be transmitted over much greater distances than existing alternating current lines, which start losing power after 80km. A network of HVDC cables across Europe is seen as the key to "weather-proofing" the large scale use of renewable energy, some forms of which are intermittent and have to be balanced in real time with generation elsewhere.
    The longest existing subsea HVDC cable is 580km, linking Norway and the Netherlands.

    See article for already existing infrastructure and planned infrastructure.

    "If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop
    telling the truth about them." - Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)
    Im not liberal/conservative, Im anti-idiotarian.
    At some point in the last 20 years, the left moved to the center, and the right moved into a mental institution

  7. #7
    Administrator KD8TUT's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Lake Michigan Beach MI
    Posts
    1,497
    Sometimes I wish there was a "like" button...

    This makes me happy.
    --
    Putting a Shatnerologist in a room full of ordinary people is like putting a velociraptor in a room full of wiener dogs.

  8. #8
    Forum Addict WZ7U's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Upper left - CN86jc
    Posts
    2,653
    Me too
    Yet another imperfect being created by THE perfect God - not the Huge White Asshole kind Thank you Jesus!

    Doing good is like picking fresh blackberries - if it doesn't sting a little sometimes, perhaps you're doing something wrong.

  9. #9
    Volcano Tamer PA5COR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    11,321
    Looking at all the new solar panels going up the houses roofing here it is clear that solar panels now are cheap, and deliver profit in relative short time for pay back the system.

    Our city installed large solar panels in new build area's supplying street lighting with energy running electricity battery's for night power. ( recycled old EV car battery's)
    Most now LED lights, bright and low energy use.
    Even the alley's get public LED lighting that way.

    Central heating on natural gas are replaced by heatpump systems at the end of life of the gas fed central heating system.
    New build houses don't get connected to the gas lines, completely running on heat pump systems and own generated electricity power and warm water solar panels.

    Having thee EU super grid is the backbone for sharing surplus energy around in the Eu countries that need the extra energy or visa versa.
    The sun aleays shines somewhere in the EU and the wind blows always somewhere in the EU.
    Ground/air heat systems came a long way as well.
    "If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop
    telling the truth about them." - Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)
    Im not liberal/conservative, Im anti-idiotarian.
    At some point in the last 20 years, the left moved to the center, and the right moved into a mental institution

  10. #10
    "Island Bartender" KG4CGC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    EM84ru, Easley SC
    Posts
    46,706
    I'm happy for y'all over there, Cor. I suspect the only new train we'll make over here will be nuclear powered and built by the Navy.
    RIP Albi
    When do you tell a woman you're a ham?
    Does YOUR avatar represent a time in your life?


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •