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Japan Fires Up Commuter Train Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

March 25, 2019, 1:45 PM

A Japanese train operator said it began running a commuter line on 100 percent green energy on Monday.

The Setagaya line will be powered by hydro and geothermal power sourced from Tohoku Electric Power Co., according to a spokeswoman for Tokyu Corp., the train’s operator. It’s the country’s first major line to be powered permanently by renewable energy sources, she said. The line is expected to drop to zero carbon emissions during year starting April 1, from 1,263 metric tons the previous year.

Earlier this month Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. and eRex Co. said they would set up ...