Sound Transit light rail trains to operate on wind-generated energy by 2019

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SEATTLE — Sound Transit has signed a 10-year agreement with Puget Sound Energy that will allow light rail trains to run on 100 percent clean energy starting in 2019. The agency will purchase wind-generated electricity from the utility company’s green direct program. It is the first program of its kind in Washington State, according to a Sound Transit news release.

The agreement is part of a collaborative effort between Puget Sound Energy, its customers, and the World Resources Institute and World Wildlife Fund on a program that paves the way for constructing wind-power facilities and other green initiatives.

Sound Transit’s decision to pursue wind energy follows its most recent ballot measure that promised to reduce greenhouse emissions and expand the use of renewable energy that makes all facilities and electricity carbon-neutral by 2030.

Sound Transit says there is no capital cost for entering into the agreement.

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