I am not therefore surprised Canada is still going with proven electrification and they are green power in many cases.
- 67% of Canada’s electricity comes from renewable sources and 82% from non-GHG emitting sources
- Canada is the world’s third largest producer of hydroelectricity
- Canada exports about 8% of the electricity it generates to the United States. There are 34 active major international transmission lines connecting Canada to the U.S.
It is therefore easy to see why electrification is the only choice for their networks.
When it comes to the USA Biden will ensure electrification continues with California starting to now electrify the bay area rail networks.
Victoria and South Australia are big generators of renewables with battery technologies also being deployed so why are Victoria (South Australia is deploying more) not delivering more electrification projects outside of rail network upgrades to reduce carbon emissions and clean up the shocking SCS station diesel particulate issues?
Hydrogen rejected as alternative to commuter railway electrification