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Carbon Emissions Cut With The New Trains In East Anglia

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Rail Advent.

The article explains the various ways Greater Anglia’s new trains cut carbon emissions.

The picture shows a PowerPack car of a Class 755 train.

 

The article indicates that these cars are more intelligent than I thought.

  • Regenerative braking can be used to power the trains systems.
  • The trains have a coast mode to cut emissions.
  • The article also confirms, that with time some diesel engines will be replaced with batteries.

It will be interesting to see how much carbon emissions are saved, when the trains have batteries and software developments are complete.

 

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November 9, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Northumberland Line: Railway ‘Could Create Economic Powerhouse’

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This is the first paragraph.

An “east coast economic powerhouse” stretching from Edinburgh to Leeds could be created if the Northumberland Line rail scheme goes ahead, a public inquiry has been told.

The article also explains why a public inquiry is needed.

The article also says that about thirty objections have been raised.

November 9, 2021 Posted by | Business, Transport/Travel | , | Leave a comment

Wright Electric Announces Plans For 100-Seater Electric Aircraft

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Electrive.

It is an article well worth a read about Wright’s plans to convert BAe 146 airliners into electric airlines.

November 9, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , | 2 Comments

Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft Offer Fresh Perspective For Sustainable Travel

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Engineer.

The article puts forward the view of Jenny Kavanagh, Chief Strategy Officer, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions.

They are developing Project Fresson, which appears to have switched from electric to hydrogen propulsion. In the article Jenny Kavanagh says it is showing more promise and in the Wikipedia entry for Project Fresson, there is a section on hydrogen power, which details the switch.

As the article in The Engineer and the Wikipedia entry for Project Fresson seem to agree, I would assume that that the Wikipedia entry is being updated.

November 9, 2021 Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , | Leave a comment

Fortescue Unveils Green Investment Framework

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Mining Weekly.

This is the first paragraph.

Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals this week launched its Sustainability Financing Framework, enabling the future issuance of green and social debt instruments that will support investments in eligible green and social projects.

I have to admit, that I thought something like this might happen, after seeing all the Fortescue Future Industries publicity on a bus, which I wrote about in Green Hydrogen Can Save Us. But Waiting For It Won’t.

I did say this in that post.

Andrew Forrest is intending to get his message across to the City.

But I didn’t take any action.

I can see other companies and investment trusts following Andrew Forrest’s lead.

November 9, 2021 Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage, Finance, Hydrogen | , , | Leave a comment

Public Inquiry Into Northumberland Line Due To Open This Week

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the News Post Leader.

It is also a good summary of where the various councils are with the reopening of the Northumberland Line.

The article says that work should start next summer and trains will run in 2024.

November 9, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , | 4 Comments