Transport for London currently runs on power coming directly from the National Grid, where around 40% is still generated using fossil fuels, and consumes the same amount as 437,000 homes.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan stated that “As one of the single biggest purchasers of energy in London, it is important that TfL leads the way on green energy. This is a vital step towards my ambitions for TfL – and London – to be zero-carbon by 2030. Covid-19 has had a devastating impact but as we recover we want to make sure that we build a better, greener and more equal city. This work to secure cost-effective and renewable energy for the rail network, with ambitions to include the wider GLA group and beyond, will play a key role in London’s green recovery and accelerating action on the climate emergency.”
To learn more about clean energy and sustainable cities, please read our learning pages for Goal 7 and Goal 11!