Russian Railways maintains a leading position in the energy efficiency and environmental efficiency of freight and passenger transport among the world’s railway companies. The Company is implementing the Russian Railways Energy Strategy for the period up to 2020 and for the Future until 2030 and the Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Improvement Programme. An important investment tool is the project “Introducing Resource-Saving Technologies on Railway Transport.” Important achievements in 2018 compared to 2017 were:
- reducing the specific consumption of fuel and energy resources on train traction by 0.4%;
- increase the level of energy recovery and recycling by 8.7%;
- reducing the specific consumption of fuel and energy resources for heating and moving locomotives in anticipation of future use by 2.5% in electric traction and by 1.5% in diesel traction;
- introducing 1,800 units of resource and energy-saving equipment totaling 1.97 billion roubles. under the Energy Saving Programme.