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The tulip fields of the Anna Paulowna, Northern Netherlands ๐Ÿ˜ (Captured by NormannSzkop) natureisbeautiful

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Memes, Amsterdam, and Denmark: All electric trains in the Netherlands are now 1oo% wind-powered !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IHI!!!!!! ns ni groemetre in @seek the trut ScienceAlert.com- The Netherland's national railway company, NS, has announced that all of its electric passenger trains are now 100 percent powered by wind energy. NS first announced their target for a wind-powered train fleet back in 2015, but they've hit their target a year earlier than planned - way ahead of their 2018 goal. "Since 1 January, 100 percent of our trains are running on windenergy," said NS spokesman, Ton Boon, in a press release sent to the AFP. "So we in fact reached our goal a year earlier than planned." In 2015, NS partnered with Dutch electricity company Eneco. Their goal was getting NS's entire electric train fleet wind-powered by January 2018. Half of the fleet was already wind-powered, but in order to get the entire system away from fossil fuels, they needed to either build more local wind farms or buy in wind energy from neighbouring countries, such as Denmark. But thanks to an increase in the number of wind farms around the country, and off the coast of the Netherlands, the collaboration has achieved that target early. According to a joint NS and Eneco website, around 600,000 passengers every day are now travelling thanks to wind energy. The Dutch have a long history with wind energy, and have been using windmills to drain water and mill grain since the 17th and 18th centuries. But now the nation is using more sophisticated wind turbines to generate electricity. According to Eneco and NS, one windmill running for an hour can power a train for around 200 km (120 miles). And although trains are usually thought of as pretty environmentally friendly compared to fuel-heavy cars, the NS fleet annually consumes 1.2 billion kWh of wind energy from Eneco - equivalent to the amount of electricity consumed by all households in Amsterdam in a year. "Mobility is responsible for 20 percent of CO2 emissions in the Netherlands, and if we want to keep travelling, it is important that we do this without burdening the environment with CO2 and particulate matter," Eneco account manager Michel Kerkhof told Railway Technology back in 2015. renewableenergy

ScienceAlert.com- The Netherland's national railway company, NS, has announced that all of its electric passenger trains are now 100 percent...

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Barcelona, Hype, and Memes: HH NEWS Electric GT's Tesla Model S ls A 778bhp Racing Beast Via @carthrottlenews - Electric GT is looking to steal some of the Formula E hype and become the first all-electric GT series in the world. - The first season will begin later in 2017 with seven rounds and three non-championship races in the Americas. Now weโ€™ve found out just what the Tesla Model S race car will be capable of. - The Model S in Electric GT trim will generate a staggering 778bhp from the P100Dโ€™s dual motors (seen as one of the main reasons why EGT switched to it from the P85๏ผ‹). - Itโ€™ll also go from 0-60mph in an electrifying (sorry) two second - a bonkers figure and will surely make race starts epic to watch. Performance over the regular P100D has been improved further by a huge amount of weight reduction (bro) - reportedly 500kg has been shifted by completing stripping out the cars. - The power unit is the same from the P100D - the only modifications are through weight loss inside the car, racing brakes, suspension and Pirelli slick tyres. - Thereโ€™s also, of course, the new racing aero package, roll cage and that monstrous rear wing too. Itโ€™s one rapid racing machine and a looker too. Weโ€™re intrigued to see how Electric GT will fare when it arrives later in the year with its rookie season. - 20 drivers and 10 teams will compete, with a few drivers already joining the โ€˜Electric GT Driverโ€™s Clubโ€™ (Formula E did something similar ahead of its first season too). - The seven European races will take place at the Nurburgring (Germany), Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Spain), Mugello (Italy), Brands Hatch (UK), Zandvoort (Netherlands), Estoril (Portugal) and Paul Ricard (France). - Race weekends will feature a 20-minute practice session, 30 minutes to qualify and two 60km races of electric GT-car action, one in the day and one at dusk (we canโ€™t wait to see those photos!). - Itโ€™ll be streamed on YouTube, Twitch and Periscope too, so perfectly accessible and free to watch. Just what we like to hear!

Via @carthrottlenews - Electric GT is looking to steal some of the Formula E hype and become the first all-electric GT series in the world. ...

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