We are not heating our future away, but relying on clean energy. At the Munich-Pasing maintenance depot, for instance, DB Regio is able to cut a vast amount of CO2 emissions by using geothermal power and energy-efficient systems. Cogeneration plants are more common at DB. They produce electricity and heat at the same time.
This kind of eco-friendly plant is currently installed at stations in Baden-Baden, Dessau and Friedrichshafen, among others. At Mühldorf in Bavaria we use wood chippings to heat a maintenance facility for DB RegioNetz. And we obtain these chippings from cutting back the vegetation on either side of our rail lines. We are also switching other sites to environmentally sustainable district heating, as we have already done at the Berlin-Rummelsburg depot.