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Certified Zero Emissions Motorsport World Championship

40 cars, 15,000 laps, 22,500 bhp, 6,400 racing tires, 189,000 kilometres completed, 136,000 litres of high octane fuel, and a certified carbon footprint of zero. This will be the result after this year’s Endurance eRacing World Championship.

There are approximately 6,200 active wind turbines in Denmark. Capable of producing 5,7 million kW of electric power. This makes it possible for customers of the Danish energy supplier EWII to sign a deal, where only zero-emissions power originating from wind turbines will be delivered. With a renewable energy certificate of origin in hand, it means that the 2018 Endurance eRacing World Championship will be run 100% on renewable energy. With this deal, the specific carbon and emissions footprint of the power consumed at the event will be zero.

“There has been a lot of effort in motorsports to reduce emissions, and we know of several CO2 neutral series by means of buying CO2 emission allowances. We don’t know of any prior motorsport related events, that have been truly zero emissions. So for all we know, this is a world first”.
– Jon Fabricius Turell

If you read danish, you can read more about the certificate here:

http://xn--grntelvalg-1cb.dk/2-uncategorised/16-oprindelsescertifikater-pa-vedvarende-energi-2.html

About The Author

Peter Munkholm
When John Nielsen won Le Mans 24-Hours in 1990, Peter was hooked with motorsports. He started sim racing on his uncles PC with Formula One Grand Prix by Geoff Crammond in 1992. Then progressed through IndyCar Simulator and IndyCar Simulator 2 on his Amiga 500+. When he bought his own PC in 1994 and a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro Joystick he was already deeply in love with sim racing. His first skirmish with light modding was a Pernod Anis blue, white, and red skin for IndyCar Racing 2. He was hooked! But sim racing really kicked off for Peter with Sports Car GT in 1999. And with internet access and what felt like an ocean of mods. Sports Car GT and the F1 simulators with endurance racing mods swallowed most of his spare time. Then the GTR mod for F1 2003 arrived on the scene, from some Swedish dudes who called themselves SIMBIN. That would change everything! Right about then was also when Logitech steering wheels reach a state of useful. So when the GTR game officially released Peter bought a Formula Force GP wheel the same day, went home and founded the Danish Grand Touring League (DGTL). In 2006 the first LAN event was held. This became GTR24H in 2007. As they say. The rest is history!
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