c2c switches to renewable energy sources
c2c, part of the National Express group and the country's most punctual railway, today becomes the country's greenest railway with the introduction of renewably generated electricity sources - such as wind farms and hydro power - to be used across all of c2c rail stations, maintenance facilities and offices.
The switch to renewable energy is part of National Express Group's wider strategy to reduce energy use across the business and a commitment to becoming a low carbon business. The contract, with E.ON UK, forms the largest of its kind in the transport sector.
This move strengthens c2c's position as, not only the most punctual railway, but as the greenest - by becoming the first train operator to use renewable energy in its stations, and energy saving braking systems in its entire fleet of electric trains in June 2007.
Mark Hopwood, Managing Director of c2c, welcomes the new contract, We are committed to providing a punctual, reliable and energy efficient railway. This new contract allows us to including our stations, offices and maintenance depots in our vision for a greener organisation.
Dr Steve Howard, chief executive of The Climate Group, said, Climate change is the defining challenge of our times, and businesses have an important role to play in finding solutions. National Express Groups are showing real leadership in the reducing their own footprint and we hope that this latest move will cause a ripple effect across other businesses.
We're also excited that National Express plan to do more as part of The Climate Group's 'Together' campaign. National Express is a founding partner of 'Together', which is working with some of the UK's best known brands to make it easier for consumers to fight climate change. We look forward to launching a major new initiative with them as part of this campaign later in this year"