If not electrification then what? Hydrogen or hybrid – what to choose? The participants of the next edition of the workshops thought about the answer to these and other questions while developing recommendations and possible directions of actions in the field of hydrogen and hybrid technologies.
As indicated by market analyses, the cost of energy transition in the rail sector is relatively low, compared to other transport modes. International experts quoted in the article in Rzeczpospolita point out that rail is the most energy-efficient and has a relatively low negative impact on climate change.
The TOGETAIR 2022 Climate Summit held on 20-22 April in the Warsaw University Library, is already completed. During the Summit, as every year, the consequences of climate changes, fair transition and actions to improve air quality and smog prevention were discussed.
LED lighting installed on platforms, pedestrian passageways and road-rail crossings increases comfort in passenger service and safety in rail and road traffic. The railway network is already illuminated by more than 37,000 LEDs. New lighting in the railway means less electricity consumption and lower CO2 emissions. The activities of PLK (Polish Railway Lines) are in line with the idea of the European Green Deal.
An article with comments by Wojciech Orzech, President of PKP Energetyka, was published in the March issue of the International Railway Journal. The article is on energy transition and one of the main issues was the Zielona Kolej® (Green Rail) programme, as well as the production and storage of energy from RES. This is the first such article that brings international attention to the initiative of the Center For Railway Energy Efficiency and the Zielona Kolej® (Green Rail) programme.