China’s vast high-speed rail is a big emitter but down the line leads to greener freight: study

//China’s vast high-speed rail is a big emitter but down the line leads to greener freight: study

China’s vast high-speed rail is a big emitter but down the line leads to greener freight: study

China’s rapid expansion of high-speed rail has indirectly cut greenhouse gas emissions by creating capacity for freight on conventional trains, according to a new study.Electricity-powered high-speed rail (HSR) produces more emissions than cars on highways and conventional railway in China where coal power dominates electricity production.However, the network’s massive growth between 2008 and 2016 has led to an annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) equal to about 11 million tons of…

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