Symbiotic Industry in Kalundborg, Denmark

In Kalundborg, one company’s waste is another’s resource

This is the third in a six-part series featuring case studies that illustrate what regenerative urban development looks like in practice.

Kalundborg is a city in the heart of Denmark and is home to some of the country’s largest industries. In 1961, a local oil company cooperated with the municipality to pipe water from a nearby lake to its power plant– a project that would later become the basis of a circular system of resources that include water,heat, gypsum, lime, fly ash, sulphur dioxide, straw and organic waste.

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June 3, 2014   No Comments

Going global with 100% Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy World

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It is often overlooked—or conveniently forgotten—that the early industrial revolution was powered 100% by renewable energy. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that fossil fuels began to overtake renewable energy in industrial economies around the world.

 

Today there are communities around the world celebrating their recent transition to 100% renewable energy (RE) in electricity supply. A growing global movement among local and regional governments is proving that meeting 100% of our energy demand with renewable energy is viable. [Read more →]

October 10, 2013   No Comments

It’s the policy, stupid…

Did you know that during the first quarter of 2013, Portugal generated three-quarters of its electricity with renewable energy? And that in Germany not only one-fifth of all electricity was generated with renewables but also most of that came from wind and solar?

Last week, US renewable energy expert Paul Gipe published a very important analysis of the penetration of renewable energy into the electricity supply mix in 10 countries. It shows that there are already today some countries in Europe generating 100% of their electricity with renewable energy. [Read more →]

May 22, 2013   No Comments