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JR East to boost renewable energy use in railway operations

Japanese operator expects 20% of power to come from green sources by 2030

JR East plans to halve the carbon dioxide emissions from its railway business to about 1 million tons in fiscal year 2030.

TOKYO -- East Japan Railway, Japan's biggest railway company, plans to boost the use of renewable energy in its operations to meet its goal of cutting carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050.

By fiscal year 2030, JR East plans to replace about 20% of the total electricity used in its railway business with private power generation using wind power and solar power.

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