Yesterday the 15 year old Swedish wind power station Matilda was demolished. Matilda wasn’t an ordinary wind turbine. She was a record-holder. Since she was constructed 15 years ago on Gotland she has supplied 15000 homes with electricity. Her wind … Continue reading
Imagine for a second that oil prices in the USA today were at the same levels as those in Europe, and have been from the start. And yes. That means gasoline for $8 per gallon. How would the world look … Continue reading
Sweden has approved Universal Wind Offshore’s plans to construct Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm. The wind farm will be built in the Kattegatt strait about 30 kilometres off Sweden’s southwestern coast and cover an area of about 60 square kilometres. … Continue reading
If you didn’t think Brita’s plastic water bottle advertising campaign was disgusting this one surely is. The Swedish company Flygbussarna (shortly translated to The Flight Busses) wants to get the word out about their recent environmental efforts. According to the … Continue reading
The major gas companies in Sweden have raised the price for gasoline to new record heights. One gallon of gasoline (4 litres) will now cost you $8,48 (around 52 Swedish Kronor).
Jean Ziegler, UN’s special rapporteur on the right to food, yesterday called for the suspension of biofuels production saying biofuels are a “crime against humanity.” “Biofuels, with today’s current production methods, are a crime against a great part of humanity. … Continue reading
PetroSun launched the world’s first commercial algae-to-biofuel facility in Rio Hondo (Texas, USA) earlier this month. The facility consists of up to 1100 acres (445,15 hectares) of saltwater ponds were the company will be growing the algae. 20 of those … Continue reading
Will your house be solar-powered by “rose-tinted” windows in the future? At least that’s what professor John Bell from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia hopes. He has worked with Dyesol, a Canberra-based company, trying to develop affordable transparent … Continue reading
The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) Scientific Committee yesterday called for the suspension of EU’s target to increase the share of biofuels used in transport to 10% by 2020. The committee calls for a new, “comprehensive scientific study on the environmental … Continue reading
The World is facing a global food price crisis and looming mass starvation in the Developing World. The price of rice has doubled in 3 months and the price of wheat has doubled in one year. The huge increases in … Continue reading
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