Green Motion was launched in 2007 with the clear objective of offering a truly ecological car hire option on the international markets. The launch of the brand coincided with a global consensus about the contribution of transportation on the emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and its impact on climate change.
The Green Motion UK operate as a Carbon Neutral Network. Franchisees focus on low carbon practises within their business such as renewable energy choices, ecologically friendly products and waterless or recycled water vehicle washing facilities where possible and use of recycled materials and products. Vehicle rental is a viable alternative to vehicle ownership by providing transport for essential journeys to customers choosing not to purchase a vehicle which is rarely used. Green Motion UK then offset those vital miles, rendering our customers essential journey carbon neutral. If customers wish to contribute to offsetting their CO2 footprint when renting from Green Motion in the UK they can do so during the booking process. All donations collected go towards projects that are helping to reduce the effect of fossil fuels in less developed economies.
These projects help the reduction of global climate change impact and are examples of shared environmental science development.
Sonawade Small Hydro Power Project
Type: Small Hydro Power
Reference: VCS 1114
Mahati Hydro Power Projects Private Limited (MHPPPL), has built a small hydro power project of 4.0 MW (2 x 2 MW) capacity near villages Sonawade & Chandoli in Sangli District of Maharashtra, India.
The water from an existing reservoir is released through the Warna left bank canal outlet into the escape channel which meets the river downstream. There is a substantial level difference between the escape channel and that of Warna river, which is being utilized for power generation by diverting the irrigation releases to the surface power house. The water conductor system consists of an approach channel up to intake well and then penstock. Intake gates and trash racks are provided at suitable locations. The discharge from power house is led to the existing escape channel into the Warna river through the Tail Race Channel.
In the absence of the project activity, the equivalent power generation would have taken place from the fossil fuel heavy NEWNE Region Gird. The project is expected to save around 17,000 tCO2e per year.
Arca Hydro Electric Power Plant
Type: Small Hydro Power
Reference: VCS 1152
Arca Hydroelectricity Power Plant (HEPP) is constructed on the Solakl River, at the downstream of the Arca Weir. The water is regulated upstream by Arca weir, which has been constructed at the 51.50 m thalweg elevation of Solakl River. The water is transferred by means of a channel and a tunnel for 6 km to the head pond and reaches the powerhouse by means of three penstocks. The set capacity of Arca HEPP is 16.35 MWe, with 3 vertical axis Francis turbines of 5.45 MWe each. The construction and operation of Arca Hydroelectric Power Plant will be delaying the addition of conventional fossil fuel powered plants.