Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

Renewable energy is gradually taking over public transport. The HS1 comes as part of the plans to integrate sustainable energy in transit. However, the high-speed train has already gained novelty in the UK transport scene as the first train entirely driven by renewable energy. 

The project is a long list of plans to have the EU wholly dependent on 100% renewable energy. Operators in the sector require a particular document called the renewable energy guarantee of origin certificate obtained from function bodies Like suppliers. The certificate profiles the green light business to stamp has zero carbon emissions logo in their produce. According to HS1, the company’s primary goal is to be carbon-free by 2030. This goal is achievable by setting stringent laws on emissions and sustainability. The company expects that strict regulation will provide sufficient guidelines in future operations. It also plans to develop a reputation for itself as the go-to authority in sustainability and green transportation in the UK. 

The company’s short-term goals include limiting individual carbon emissions by 25%. It also plans to increase energy efficiency by reducing each train trip’s required energy by 10%. HS1 recently confirmed that it is in partnership with Eurostar and Southern High Speed (LSER) operator. According to Dyan Crowther, chief executive at HS1 Limited, the company is on its way to establishing itself as the UK’s green gateway. He further confirms that the company’s efforts are significantly helping environmental efforts in the UK while reducing the individual customer’s carbon footprint. The company expects to have the HS1 as a desirable option for transportation for the public. 

HS1 expects to set itself among the political circle conversations to solve environmental preservation in the UK. However, it acknowledges that it must first get the public appeal and get traction among the population. Achieving this requires the company to develop the HS1 as a consumer-friendly source of transportation. Fortunately, the company’s financial implications are becoming popular and captured the attention of Rail Minister Chris Heaton. According to Heaton, the company fits the ministry’s directive to drive toward a green, clean source of transport. 

Heaton further reflects on the possibility of developing a fully sustainable transport network with zero emissions. The ministry’s next milestone stands to be achieving zero emissions by 2050.  According to company officials, the HS1 project commits to exempt itself from contributing to landfills come 2022. It further hopes to fulfil a significant milestone of recycling 90% of all production wastes by 2023

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