The Swedish way to stop a fossil fuel addiction

December 13, 2010 at 1:30 am Leave a comment

Suppose your task was to move an entire city or region off of fossil fuels. No more burning oil. No burning natural gas. And, of course, no burning coal. Could you do it? Could you heat and light your city, move goods and information? Sounds like a perfect opportunity for acres of solar cells, rows of wind turbines, or maybe one massive nuclear power plant, but Kristianstad, near the Sweden’s southern tip, is achieving this goal in a completely different way: biogas (methane) produced from biological waste, wood pellets, and centralized heating on a scale that you can’t imagine. Read “Using Waste, Swedish City Cuts Its Fossil-Fuel Use” in the New York Times Science/Environment section (Dec. 10, 2010).

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