Solutionary Rail: A people-powered campaign to electrify America's railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future

Solutionary Rail: A people-powered campaign to electrify America's railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998096308
Publisher: Backbone Campaign
Publication date: 11/04/2016
Pages: 126
Sales rank: 1,298,421
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

FOREWORD: A Genuinely New Idea by Bill McKibben

PREFACE: Rebuilding Rail to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century

CHAPTER 1 - RAIL ELECTRIFICATION: A LIVE OPTION
The Solutionary Rail Strategy: An Overview
How the Northern Corridor Led the World in Rail Electrification
Electrified Rail Works Around the World

CHAPTER 2 - RAIL ELECTRIFICATION'S MANY ADVANTAGES
Rail's Efficiency Advantages
Running Rail on Renewable Electricity
Leveraging Rail Electrification to Grow Renewable Energy
Electrification Reduces Air Pollution and Highway Deaths

CHAPTER 3 - RESTORING A BALANCED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
How Highway Subsidies Tipped the Field Against Rail
How Trucks Are Driving the US Highway Funding Crisis
Attracting Freight to Rail Through Reinvestment
Restoring Passenger Rail
Investing in a Modernized, Electrified Rail Network

CHAPTER 4 - HOW TO MAKE SOLUTIONARY RAIL HAPPEN
Why is the US Lagging in Rail Electrification?
Building Public-Private Partnerships to Modernize Rail
Making Labor a Full Partner
Agriculture's Vital Interest in Rail Capacity
Right-of-Way Justice for Tribes
Jumpstarting Electrification in the Northern Corridor
Solutionary Rail Is People-Powered: How You Can Take Action

THE BACKBONE CAMPAIGN SOLUTIONARY RAIL TEAM

APPENDIX - LABOR STORIES

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ENDNOTES

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