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In the Netherlands all NS’s 1.200.000 train trips per day are now without any CO2 emissions. A world’s first!

As from 1 January 2017 100% of Dutch electric trains are powered by wind energy.  The Dutch railways company NS is the world’s first railway company that gets 100% of its energy from wind energy.

Dutch railways now 100% powered by wind energy. Source: Facebook BrightVibes

Travelling by train has been the most environmentally friendly way of transportation for a long time already. In the Netherlands they have now taken it to the next level using wind turbines to power all of its electric trains.

The Dutch have a long history of using wind energy to advance. They used windmills to drain land covered by water since the 17th century. By Michiel De Gooijer. Find out more on BrightVibes.


The Dutch Ruling On Climate Change That Could Have A Global Impact

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Photo: Much of the Netherlands is below sea level, including Amsterdam – Ari Shapiro/NPR

25 June 2015 – In a ruling that could echo far beyond the Netherlands, a Dutch court has sided with an environmental group and said the government must cut carbon emissions by 25 percent in five years in order to protect the country’s citizens. Ari Shapiro. Read more.


The oldest city in the Netherlands, Nijmegen, is working with residents, institutions and industry to become climate neutral by 2032. These high profile projects fall under the umbrella campaign ‘The Green Heart’, reflecting the idea that green ideas and action must come from the heart.



A Green Heart is Easy to Find: City of Nijmegen

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