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Bilbao's Subway Goes Green

The subway system in the ciry of Bilbao, Spain is making the great leap into sustainability.  According to Metro de Bilbao, the company that oversees the subway system for the city of Bilbao, it's a first for a citywide subway anywhere in the world.

A local utility is helping bring reduce green house gas emissions by 46,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.  This is equivilant to taking 8,000 cars of the road.  Along with the use of renewable energy sources, the new metro system also has a brake energy recovery system that provides better braking performance and helps reduce energy consumption by up to 33 percent.

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Another reason to LOVE Spain.

Another reason to LOVE Spain. :-)

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