Can Trains Drive Clean Energy?

This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Railroads have become a nexus of controversy in recent years due to their role in transporting climate-twisting fossil fuels. But they could become a locomotive driving the growth of clean energy. That is the aim of a new proposal to electrify railroads, run them on renewable energy, and use rail corridors as electricity superhighways to carry power from remote solar and wind...

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