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Eurostar goes green, and here’s why…

train3.jpgGreen travel is important for any business. And so it is that many a technological green giant has invested in a bit of carbon offsetting to ease its burden on the blue planet.

Interestingly, Greenbang had a conversation with one of the top bods over at Eurostar who revealed that its own carbon cutting plan was not necessarily of its own invention.

Big companies, keen to prove they were carbon-cutting, got hold of the train operator and asked it how green it was compared to flying. Never having thought about it, Eurostar commissioned a report that concluded, unsurprisingly, it was in fact far greener than bouncing through the air and dumping aviation emissions into the atmosphere.

Within the next year Eurostar was flaunting its greenness as part of a major marketing push. Now, to prove it walks the walk, the firm plans to reduce its overall emissions by 25 per cent per passenger journey by 2012, and is offsetting carbon emissions at its own expense.

It is doing so with Carbon Clear, who Greenbang kind of likes.

2 Comments

  • southsider
    Posted January 23, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Hydrogen can be generated with solar PV, windpower, and even algea.
    Another interesting notion is carrying a block of aluminium, add some gallium to prevent skinning over and sprikle water on it, voila, hydrogen gas!
    some 50 kg of it lasts as long as a tankful of petrol!
    Magnesium can also be used to liberate hydrogen by adding water.
    Do a google search on it!
    or look in my stubleupon blog, look me up under dysviz!
    was about a week ago i posted it, or go to my tags for ecofriendly, hydrogen!

  • David Lockie
    Posted December 7, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    Here’s some more:

    http://www.carbonfree.co.uk/cf/news/wk46-07-0004.htm

    http://www.greencarcongress.com/2007/12/esrf-researcher.html

    There are lots of challenges with hydrogen, not least how to produce it economically without involving fossil fuels.

    However, the good news is that it’s a great energy storage medium – you can make it in lots of ways, store it in lots of ways, and use it in, you’ve guessed it, lots of ways.

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