Time: April 6, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: WWU Huxley College
Street: Miller Hall Room 138
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Event Type: presentation
Organized By: Debbie
Latest Activity: Feb 28
Electrifying the Railroads is the next step in a just transition to a green energy economy. When the United States seems intensely divided and polarized beyond collaboration, a new book declares that our railroads hold the promise of uniting communities and diverse sectors of our country in common cause for the common good. Solutionary Rail: A people-powered campaign to electrify America’s railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future was released in November 2016, just days after the 2016 election.
Solutionary Rail combines two important climate change issues; transportation pollution and building more renewable energy. Briefly, the book proposes running Unites States railroads on renewable energy generated along the routes. Rural energy generation would then have two ready markets: the trains themselves and associated transmission lines to urban centers. Join author Bill Moyer to learn more about this exciting new vision for the future.