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Union Pacific railroad works to cut its carbon emissions

Union Pacific Emissions
Posted at 4:15 PM, Dec 06, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific railroad plans to expand its use of renewable fuels and explore using battery-powered locomotives in the coming years to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases 26% by 2030.

To do that, the railroad plans to increase the amount of biodiesel it uses to 10% of all the fuel it uses by 2025, and it will continue working to cut fuel consumption by expanding its use of a cruise control system on its locomotives and refurbishing more older locomotives.

Union Pacific officials said the railroad will also work with manufacturers to develop battery-powered locomotives, but it will likely still be several years before those are available.

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