A 12-stop journey on the tracks of Italy, from Syracuse to Trent, to talk about the energy transition already underway and to provide an effective response to climate change
Clean energy, smart electrical grids, efficiency and sustainable mobility for a country geared toward a 100% renewable future. This is the message brought by the Green Train, travelling from the south to the north of the peninsula as part of a campaign by Legambiente and the Italian Ferrovie dello Stato Group, with the participation of the Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea. The train is back on the tracks to talk about the stages of an energy revolution that is already underway.
A journey to 12 Italian cities to raise awareness about environmental topics, climate change and Italy’s challenge to play a leading role on climate, in order to give greater solidity to the change in progress.
At each stop, Legambiente will present the regional edition of Renewable Towns, a report carried out with the help of Enel Green Power, which has been photographing the development of renewable sources in Italy for 12 years. City administrations, companies, citizens, associations and start-ups that have bet on renewables, efficiency and new forms of sustainable mobility will be awarded as “RenewABLES”.
According to the latest study conducted by Legambiente, renewable sources have not only exceeded 32% of the national energy demand, but with the million plants spread all over Italy, they have revolutionised the energy system of our country. Since 2015, 100% of Italian Municipalities have had at least one renewable source plant and, in just over ten years, production from clean energy has grown from 51.9 to 103.5 terawatt hours (TWh), recording a production increase of 99%.
Townspeople and students can come on board the Green Train to visit an educational and interactive exhibit, set up inside the four cars cars with the help of Enel Green Power, which will allow visitors to see the challenges we have in front of us from here to 2030 up close.
In the first car, the focus is on the mitigation of climate change through integrated and distributed production from clean sources, from the sun to the sea, from wind to the energy of the subsoil. There will also be a preview of the photovoltaic panel of the future.
This new module, developed by 3SUN, Enel Green Power’s factory in Catania, is bifacial with heterojunction of amorphous and crystalline silicon (HJT), a solution that guarantees high performance in terms of efficiency and producibility and low module degradation.
In the second car, visitors can discover the importance of energy efficiency and the world of sustainable and electric mobility.
The third car “Ecopneus for the climate” is entirely dedicated to the theme of circular economy, to explore the relationship between energy and recycling, highlighting the very close link that exists between energy, materials and new technologies.
Finally, in the fourth car – where conferences, debates and workshops will be held – visitors can also try products and food produced with zero emissions.
There will also be a test for visitors to evaluate their own lifestyles and an interactive wall created by the MACA Museum in Turin to learn how to manage our resources.
It’s a train that is green and careful about environment: thanks to AzzeroCO2, Legambiente and the Italian Ferrovie dello Stato, this year, the CO2 emissions of the locomotive’s trip will be compensated for by planting trees in Italian public areas and parks.
Now in its 30th edition, this year the Treno Verde will stop in the stations of Syracuse (23, 24, 25 February); Foggia (27, 28 February); Potenza Central (2, 3 March); Naples - Campi Flegrei (6, 7, 8 March); Grosseto (9, 10 March); Ancona (12, 13 March); Ravenna (15, 16, 17 March); Vercelli (19, 20 March); Savona (22, 23, 24 March); Rovigo (26, 27 March); Trieste (29, 30 March); Trento (4, 5, 6 April).
The exhibit on board the train can be visited from Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 2:00pm for school groups with a reservation, and from 4:00 to 7:00pm for all visitors. On Sundays, the Green Train is open from 10:00am to 1:00pm.