Rail emissions slashed in Canada
Canada’s freight railways have reduced their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity – the rail sector’s carbon footprint relative to its traffic – by 41.7% since 1990, despite a 76.8% traffic increase during the same period. The figures stem from a report published by the Railway Association of Canada (RCA).
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Since 2010, Canada’s class 1 freight railways reduced their GHG emissions intensity every year, as well as exceeding their reduction target in three consecutive years.
Regional and shortline railways surpassed their target in three of the five reporting years. In the passenger rail sector, intercity operators overshot their target in four consecutive years. (ben)