Monday, April 22, 2024

CityLink to make wind power history

CityLink will become the first Victorian road to be powered by 100% renewable energy, Transurban, confirmed today.

“All the power required to operate CityLink will be sourced from renewable wind-farm technology by 2024,” Transurban said in a statement today.

“This will save 20,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere each year – the equivalent to the electricity consumption of 3,000 homes.”

It said the agreement will support the growth of renewable energy in Victoria, as well as meaning CityLink’s many state-of-the-art safety features such as tunnel ventilation, dynamic electronic lane management and automatic incident detection will soon be wind powered.

“We recognise that sustainability starts from the get-go, before cars even start driving on our roads so this is just one of the changes we’re making to meet our net-zero target by 2050.”

“From making sure that all our roads are designed and operated in ways that reduce vehicle carbon emissions and improve vehicle fuel efficiency to simpler switches such as changing on-road lights to low energy LEDs and reducing power consumption in tunnel ventilation systems, we’re evaluating the many ways our business can help create a more sustainable future,” it said.

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