Monthly Archives: March 2011

Volvo hybrid trucks on the market for urban areas

Tweet After many years of research, it is time for Volvo to test the market for heavy truckswith hybrid drive. The target group is first of all users in urban driving with frequent stops and starts,such as distribution and waste collection. According to Volvo, the fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions could be reduced by 15-20 percent. The garbage trucks can reduce as much as 30 percent if one uses an electriccompactor to compress the garbage. Read more Volvo

The EU new target – phasing conventionally fuelled cars out from cities 2050

Tweet The European Commission have adopted a comprehensive strategy (Transport 2050) for a competitive transport system that will increase mobility, remove major barriers in key areas and fuel growth and employment. For urban transport, a big shift to cleaner cars and … Continue reading

Greenpeace campaign: Facebook’s relationship to coal

Tweet Facebook announced in February 2010 that it is building a massive data centre in Oregon, U.S., packed full of the latest energy efficient computers to serve the hundreds of millions of friends connecting on their near-addictive social networking website. … Continue reading

Tomorrow´s Sustainable Cities

Tweet The Inter-American Development Bank annual conference kicked off Friday in Calgary, Canada. The meeting is focusing on the sustainable future for emerging cities. See the video from the conference last week. Read about the Swedish concept – Symbio City

Siemens launched an online game to improve sustainability

Tweet Siemens Industry has launched an online game that simulates the experience of being a factory manager. Players face the challenge of operating a plant while trying to improve its productivity, efficiency, sustainability and overall health. Read more in the … Continue reading

SAP gives the thumbs down to nuclear in a new CSR report

Tweet SAP has released its fourth annual sustainability report. It details the company’s impact in three areas; delivering customer solutions that turn sustainability into a business opportunity, improving SAP’s own sustainable operations, and pursuing social innovation to create sustainable growth. … Continue reading

Insurance ranking in a Sustainability survey (Sweden)

Tweet Länsförsäkringar was the highest-ranking insurance company in the largest sustainability survey in Sweden to date, ranking 67th out of 100 companies including most sectors and industries. KPA Pension came in 74th, followed by AMF (75),Folksam (81) and SPP at (99). Read … Continue reading

Entrepreneurs awarded – Wastewater to create biodiesel

Tweet Hydrovolts, a start-up company in Seattle, has developed a portable turbine that generates energy from water flowing in irrigation canals. BlackGold Biofuels, based in Philadelphia, takes fats, oils and grease out of wastewater to create biodiesel. Read more The New York … Continue reading

David Suzuki about the Energy Crisis

Tweet Last year, the world watched another energy-related calamity unfold, as oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform. Both the nuclear crisis in Japan and the oil spill in the Gulf focused … Continue reading

The risk is just so great

Tweet “The risk is just so great if there’s a screw-up,” said David Hamilton, director of energy programs for the Sierra Club, which opposes the expansion of nuclear energy. “The nuclear renaissance was already hanging by a thread, and the Japanese disaster … Continue reading