Finland Approves 2029 Coal Ban For Energy Use

Finland has brought forward its coal phase-out date by one year, according to reports, with the new deadline set for May 1, 2029, after which coal will be banned from use as an energy source except in an emergency. Reuters reported last Friday that the Finnish Parliament approved on Wednesday …

Education and Conscientious Behaviour Are Necessary for the Change

September was an important month for Serbia when it comes to the kind of impression we make on the world about our ecological awareness. The annual meeting of the Aarhus Centres was held on September 19 and 20, at Lake IssykKul in Kyrgyzstan. We talked to Una Mijovic, a delegate …

Taxing Carbon May Sound Like a Good Idea But Does It Work?

Exxon Mobil is backing a proposal to tax oil, gas and coal companies for the carbon they emit and redistribute the money raised that way to all Americans. It’s also giving a group urging Washington to enact a tax on carbon US$1 million to advocate for this policy. The carbon …

Lego Says It Will Eliminate Plastic by 2030

In children’s playrooms and family living room floors around the world, small plastic blocks are a staple. In today’s world, Lego is synonymous with plastic. For this reason, the recent news from Lego, that they will move to all non-plastic or recycled materials by 2030 is quite significant, even at …

New York Teams up with Denmark to Boost Offshore Wind Sector

They will work together to develop strategies and solutions for the development of the clean energy resource. New York has teamed up with Denmark to boost the state’s offshore wind sector. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate have signed a …

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in Irish Sea

The world’s largest offshore wind farm opened in the Irish Sea on Thursday, covering an area of 145 square kilometers (55 square miles). The 659-megawatt Walney Extension, located approximately 19 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Cumbria, England, consists of 87 turbines and is capable of generating enough renewable …

Spectacular Town Hall Doubles as a Bridge in Denmark’s Faroe Islands

When Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen Architects was tapped to design the Town Hall in Eysturkommuna, the firm knew that there would be no point in trying to compete with the sublime Faroe Islands setting. Sculpted by wind and volcanic forces, the lush Nordic landscape instead provided inspiration for the building, which …