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

European politicians across party lines call for long-term 100% target for renewable energy

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Fiona Hall, MEP and Member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe: “Europe must scale up its renewables share to ensure economic prosperity, industrial competitiveness and democratic stability.”

A group of 50 European policy makers across party lines has called upon the European Commission to drastically increase the targets for renewable energy in the context of this week’s decision to set climate and energy targets for 2030. Current and former Members of Parliament (MEP) and politicians from 15 EU member states today concluded in Brussels that “self-interested actions and a lack of cooperation put Europe’s resilience, its society, economy and climate at risk. Only ambitious targets for renewable energy can sustain Europe’s economy and ultimately lead to an energy sector powered entirely by renewable energy.” [Read more →]

March 20, 2014   No Comments

Feed-in tariffs unleash market forces

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Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) have come under fire in the past months, being criticized variously as “over-regulation”, “subsidies”, “unfunded liabilities”, “central planning”, “state price controls” and “state aid”. Supporters of this discourse call for market competition and free enterprise instead. What they have not understood is that this is exactly what feed-in tariffs do. [Read more →]

March 13, 2014   No Comments