As from 1 January 2017 100% of Dutch 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 turbines.
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 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.
Energy company Eneco provides NS the energy to transport 600.000 people per day. That’s 1.200.000 train trips per day without any CO2 emissions.