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Finland Approves 2029 Coal Ban For Energy Use

March 6th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

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. 


Circular Economy: Redesigning Economy Beyond A Product

February 22nd, 2019 | by The Beam

The recent debate around circular economy tends to focus primarily on product redesign. But a circular ‘economy’ encompasses more than just product design, it's about product business development and the interactions between players in the ecosystem.


23 Big EV Battery Stories — #NewsBonanza

December 29th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

There's so much cleantech news to cover that we generally have hundreds of stories on our "story sheet" that we're never able to cover. In the coming days, we'll be rolling out a couple of strategies to help deal with our backlog. Yep, this #NewsParty format is one of those


Google Signs PPAs In Finland Worth 190 Megawatts

September 13th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Global internet behemoth Google announced this week that it has signed three new Power Purchase Agreements to acquire the electricity generated from three wind farms in Finland worth a total of 190 megawatts (MW), continuing the company's push to remain 100% sourced by renewable energy


European Onshore Wind Industry To Be Driven By Policy Incentives

August 24th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

New policy research has shown that policy-based incentives are expected to drive the expansion of the onshore wind sector throughout Northern and Western Europe over the next decade, with capacity worth in excess of 70 gigawatts (GW) expected through the next ten years. 


We Examined 885 European Cities’ Plans To Tackle Climate Change — Here’s What We Found

May 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Around the world, cities endeavor to cut greenhouse gas emissions, while adapting to the threats – and opportunities – presented by climate change. It’s no easy task, but the first step is to make a plan outlining how to meet the targets set out in the Paris Agreement, and help limit the world’s mean temperature rise to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels


Amazon’s Mighty Wind (Cleantech Talk #38)

October 31st, 2017 | by Matthew Klippenstein

Episode 38 of Cleantech Talk kicks off with a discussion of how, while China may be overperforming with its solar panel buildout, those panels are underperforming due to the low air quality there. Which is a polite way of saying that coal-combustion aerosols are reducing solar panels’ electricity harvest -- by up to a third! (Dark aerosols, like soot, tend to absorb light; other aerosols such as sulfates and nitrates, reflect light. In both cases, the aerosols prevent light from reaching solar panels below.)


When Will Driverless Vehicles Really Arrive?

October 15th, 2017 | by Jesper Berggreen

A new report from PA Consulting with the title How Long Is The Road To Driverless Vehicles? Assessing how close the Nordics are to autonomous vehicles explores what roadblocks lie ahead before the world embraces driverless and fully autonomous vehicles that provide Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to us humans


Horse Show In Finland To Be Powered Entirely By Horse Manure

October 5th, 2017 | by James Ayre

It's often best to simply use what's on hand for what one needs rather than go looking for resources elsewhere. With that line of thought in mind, an upcoming international horse show in Finland will apparently be powered by the burning of horse manure, according to the Finnish utility company Fortum


Helsinki Bikeshare Program Triples After Successful Launch

June 9th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

Bikeshare programs are a great solution to urban density. Bikeshare programs, which are increasing in both number of locations and expansion of individual programs, allow commuters to get around dense urban areas by renting a bike from one station and returning at another. These innovative programs are great for drivers, who see less traffic on city streets, and great for workers, who can take a quick bike ride to the post office, to lunch, or to a meeting without having to take a cab or their own car. They are affordable and safe alternative to downtown commuting



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