- “Next Stop, Hydrogen-Powered Trains” • The UK’s rail system is 42% powered by electricity. One line running to London from Hampshire runs entirely on solar power. However, 58% of UK track is not yet electrified, and on them, diesel engines still keep trains running. One test system may show how to replace diesel, as it is powered by hydrogen. [BBC]
- “Shell Consortium Eyes 10-GW Offshore Wind-Hydrogen Giant” • Shell, Gasunie, and Groningen Seaports have launched the NortH2 project. NortH2 will entail the construction of a purpose-built offshore wind farm of up to 10 GW. It will supply electricity for industrial-scale production of green hydrogen in the Netherlands. [reNEWS]
- “China May Send Ducks To Battle Pakistan’s Locust Swarms” • China could deploy 100,000 ducks to neighboring Pakistan to help tackle swarms of crop-eating locusts, reports say. Pakistan declared an emergency saying locust numbers were the worst in more than two decades. An agricultural expert says ducks can be more effective than pesticides. [BBC]
- “Fleet Serving The “Happiest Place On Earth” Goes Electric With 42 Buses From BYD” • BYD continues to make inroads in the US bus market. It delivered the first two of a total of 42 buses to Anaheim Resort Transportation. ART is tasked with moving 9 million annual passengers around the greater Disneyland area in central Anaheim, California. [CleanTechnica]
- “Yes, Electric Trucks Make Sense For Regional Haul” • The North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Rocky Mountain Institute have been working with the trucking industry since 2009, guiding fleets as they adopt cleaner technologies. NACFE has found that electric trucks are well suited to the needs of regional trucking operations. [CleanTechnica]
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