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How Fast How Clean

Choo choo! All aboard! Today’s topic is about transportation and more specifically Swedish trains. Despite the complains from some locals about the “quality” and sometimes “delayed” trains (like couple of minutes delayed trains…) I have found the Swedish transportation amazing. Let’s remember that I come from Mexico where there is only 1 (yes one) train in the North of the country and where public transportation looks like (yes, this is a public bus in Mexico City)…

Sweden is a country that has more than 50% of its territory cover by forest, has a “tax relief” since 2005 for the power-intensive industries in order for them to change to renewable and decrease their energy consumption, and more than 50 % of the total energy demand comes from renewables. When it comes to electricity, Sweden manages to use less than 1 % of fossil fuels… but why is this important? Well, SJ (Swedish train company) claims that the entire Swedish train system runs on RENEWABLES!

 SJ trains only buy renewable electricity from hydroelectric and wind-powered sources, the trains cause minimal emissions.

But that’s not the only thing they manage to do right… you want to dispose some garbage? Well, you better know how to separate!

What do you think about Swedish transportation? Awesome right? So far it seems that they are doing everything that is possible to maintain their environmental impact at its lowest! So how is it in your country? Don’t forget to subscribe or comment!