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Amtrak Goes Green with a New Goal of Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2045

by Holly Riddle

Nov 15, 2022

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 Your next commute or train trip might just be a little eco-friendlier. Amtrak recently announced a pledge to operate with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its entire network by 2045. To achieve this lofty goal, the brand plans to increase energy efficiency and implement renewable fuels and energy. This will require collaborating with experts to better innovate fuel cell, hydrogen, battery and zero-emission technologies. In addition to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, Amtrak also plans to achieve 100 percent carbon-free electricity usage by 2030.

 

The commitment seems to be partially a bid for new travelers, catering to those consciously seeking more environmentally friendly travel options, as Roger Harris, president, Amtrak, said, “We are seeing a new generation of travelers who are conscious of their environmental impact. This is providing a significant opportunity to attract rail riders well into the future.”

 

However, Stephen Gardner, CEO, Amtrak, recognized train travel’s existing sustainability, even ahead of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, commenting, “Not only are trains convenient and comfortable, they are also one of the most sustainable modes of transportation. With new equipment, modernized stations and net zero emissions, Amtrak can lead the drive toward sustainable transportation throughout the nation.”

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