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Blogs | Climate changes

Cop21 – Final thoughts and the road ahead

So now we know the outcome from COP 21. Twenty-three years on from the Earth Summit where it might be said to have all started, and 21 conferences later, the world nations have agreed a text of enormous implications; a turning point in the battle to save our planet.

Blogs | Climate changes

Time to mix it up: the global energy crisis

We only need to look at our daily lives to realise how reliant we have become on energy. Developed countries very rarely suffer from intermittent supply of electricity but on the rare occasions we do experience a power cut, it doesn’t take long for us to appreciate how dependent we have become.

Blogs | Climate changes

Taking the long perspective

We’re all familiar with the “fight or flight” response that we humans exhibit when faced with a threat. It’s been key to the survival of our species but could arguably be getting in the way of making effective decisions about the long term future of our planet.

Blogs | Climate changes

Transport and climate change – All about the transport providers or is it up to us to make a difference?

Transport is a key contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, with the sector contributing approximately a quarter of UK emissions. Like many people I try to do what I can to reduce my own emissions and use a car less often than I might. However, this isn’t always easy.

Blogs | Climate changes

Climate Justice – Resilience for All

Sadly, those least responsible for climate change often suffer the consequences of it and equally, measures to be resilient to the impacts of climate change normally only occur after a disaster, if it all, as is the case for many poor or developing nations.

Blogs | Sustainability

The Hidden Backbone of the Liveable City

Imagine you are standing on a green roof top. You cannot see, hear or smell any sign indicating how the energy is generated and what happens to waste water and waste. Only in the distance you notice some activity in an industrial area. In the farm land there is no landfills, no polluted rivers and no power plants. Instead the farmers produce surplus. The Hidden Backbone of the Liveable City is a post from: Urban Energy Solutions

Blogs | Sustainability

Two Energy World Records in Vojens

The town Vojens is known all over the world for Vojens Speedway Center, starting with Ole Olsen, world champion several times. Today Vojens is also known to be the solar city number one. The local consumer-owned district  heating company Vojens Fjernvarme is in 2014/2015 in the process of establishing the world largest, 70,000 m2, solar heating plant and the world largest, 200,000 m3, underground thermal seasonal heat storage in an old sand pit. Two Energy World Records in Vojens is a post from: Urban Energy Solutions

Blogs | Demographic changes

Ramboll Arctic Round Table in Oulu

Developments in the European part of the Arctic will depend on large investments in infrastructure: port, rail, road, airport and power grid for energy. There have been many feasibility studies for this.

Blogs | Demographic changes

Longing for the Arctic Ocean

Last week I was on vacation in my hometown Vadsø. Vadsø is situated by the Varanger fjord, east in Finnmark. The town is located at 70 degrees north latitude. Summer conditions are affected by this location. It is not often that swimming is an appropriate activity.

Blogs | Demographic changes

Ramboll Arctic Round Table Reykjavik

Ramboll is planning our 2nd Arctic Round Table, where we will look at the development and future role of industrial development, incl. fishery, tourism and aqua culture, and discuss their potential impact on the Arctic economy in the short-, medium- and long-term.

Blogs | Demographic changes

Development for the People of the North

This year I have met the Canadian Embassador to Norway David Sproule three times already: our first informal meeting was in the Arctic Capital Tromsø during the conference «Arctic Frontiers».

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