Denmark’s new government promises far reaching green policies

Green Blog

From 2001 and until recently, Denmark was run by a liberal-conservative government supported by a far right nationalist party. Traumatized by the Iraq war, in which Denmark participated on the most narrow of parliamentary majorities, they have promised to work for a change of law to require 2/3, not 50%, of the votes for such serious decisions as wars. Gross energy consumption to be reduced by at least 40% and fossil energy for transport phased out by 2050.

It’s California or Bust for Better Place’s eTaxis

Green Prophet

The Better Place electric transportation company was founded in California’s silicon valley, not far from where the Tesla electric car company began. Instead they teamed with French automaker Renault and pioneered their subscription model electric cars in Denmark and Israel where border to border coverage didn’t require many battery swap stations. Cars & Transportation Better Place California Denmark electric cars Israel

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Copenhagen and Lund – two cities in Scandinavia where bicycles dominate

Green Blog

But you might not have heard about Lund, a Swedish town where around 60% of the population use bicycles and public transportation. "The In the town of Lund the majority of the population use bicycles and public transport." Since there were an abundance of advocates, planners, and city transportation officials attending from the U.S. which is a Swedish network of commuter organisations working for free public transport.

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Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE among world’s top 10 wasters

Green Prophet

The rest of the top 10 offenders were Denmark, Belgium, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore and the United States, with Bahrain and Sweden listed in ninth and tenth place, respectively. demanding more efficient modes of public transport and buying less packaged foods. Bahrain, in the Middle East is one of the most wasteful nations on earth, according to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2014 Living Planet Report ( download the PDF here ), published recently.

France experiments with paying people to cycle to work

Green (Living) Review

Several European countries including the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and Britain have bike-to-work schemes, with differing kinds of incentives such as tax breaks, payments per kilometer or mile (depending whether metric or imperial system being in use) and financial support for buying bicycles. The Netherlands and Denmark (and also Germany) are a totally different kettle of fish when it comes to cycling and cycling infrastructure.

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The right to drive, the right to fly

Green (Living) Review

In most developed countries, bar maybe one or two that are geared almost exclusively towards the car, we have good public transport in the form of buses, trams, and trains, both underground and overground. The latter, however, will only happen if and when the railroads in Britain are taken back into public ownership.

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Biking Could Change the Very Fabric of American Society

Greentumble

developed countries when it comes to adopting alternative forms of transportation. Urban sprawl, limited public transportation options and lapses in pedestrian-friendly travel routes encourage most commuters to reach for a set of car keys when heading out to run errands or travel to work. A bike can provide an affordable alternative to gaining a higher degree of independence, compared to public transportation. The United States lags behind most other.

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High-Speed Railroads – Do we need them?

Green (Living) Review

Something is not right in the state of Denmark, to paraphrase Hamlet – and no, I do not smoke. Britain has become the most expensive country, as far as rail travel and public transport is concerned, of all European Union countries. So, how much cheaper are the prices then in other countries, such as Germany, Belgium, Denmark – yes, that place again, and other countries?

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Living without a car

Green (Living) Review

However, except for some instances, having now been without a car, or any motorized transport for that matter, for most of my life and having had to resort to walking, bicycle and public transport only I do not really feel disadvantaged. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It has not totally been my free choice all together to live without a car and the license to drive, I have to admit right from the start.

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Cycle helmet law? Don't even think of it.

Green (Living) Review

The great majority of cyclists in the main cycling countries of Europe, Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, do not wear helmets and they seem to be doing just fine. Long distance cycling, from town to town, from village to village, is a pleasure in the Netherlands and Germany (I have not had the pleasure of trying the routes in Denmark) and it is understandable why people cycle to the shops, to visit friends, to school, college, university and work, in those countries.

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Failure: Sweden will reach EU’s climate targets 195 years too late

Green Blog

And an upcoming international climate ranking from the WWF shows that Sweden have lost its former top position to countries such as Germany, Denmark and Ireland. We need to invest in modern high-speed trains, make our homes energy efficient and expand public transportations. Political leaders for the Swedish opposition parties speaking at a political event earlier this year.

Eco-Towns – do we need them?

Green (Living) Review

The fact that most of them are in the countryside, often relatively far away from public transport access to the wider world will make the car something that cannot be given up at all. Let us go and build new homes where there is the infrastructure already in place and then improve upon the infrastructure, whether transport or other.

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How To Hitch Hike from Europe to the Middle East

Green Prophet

Full of adventures, and matching the rhythm of the place, Does recounts his long hitch hiking journey from Denmark to Egypt. Jordan lacks public transport (it’s too rich), so plenty of people and not only foreigners, depend on their thumb to make it home. First, stay with your feet to the ground: Moving from Europe to the Middle East isn’t something you do overnight.

Car use down in English towns

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to a research by sustainable transport charity Sustrans, people in Darlington, Peterborough and Worcester have cut their car use and taken to more active, low-carbon forms of transport, and this can be but commended. The three Department for Transport-funded Sustainable Travel Demonstration Towns ran 'smarter choices' schemes over five years between 2004 and 2008. Sustrans is the UK 's leading sustainable transport charity.

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Rethinking personal transportation

Green (Living) Review

Britain would be, in theory, well and ideally placed as regards to the production and use of bio-diesel with public transport, that is to say buses, and delivery and public service vehicles considering the number of Fish and Chips Shops throughout the country that have masses of waste cooking oil to dispose off on a daily basis which could be easily converted. personal transport personal transportation bicycle transportation transport bicycles

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Sprawling City vs. Compact City

The Green Changemakers

This is made by e.g. investments in public transportation and new compact and mixed used areas where automobiles are not necessary. Three elements are consistently found in many literatures that describe a compact city - mix-used development, greater focus on public transportation and quality urban design (Breheny 2001, Arbury 2005). Infrastructure, such as construction of roads, works as a feedback in the system and facilitates transportation.

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We do not have to change our lives very much to do without deep oil

Green (Living) Review

Social, pleasure driving has doubled in past 30 years Carpooling two to three days per week, biking to work, walking, taking public transit, etc. In many places on the European mainland people rather cycle, walk or use public transport. If we would look at say Amsterdam, or Copenhagen, or even some French or German towns, the bicycle is very much in evidence as a means of transportation, from going to school and work to shopping and leisure visiting and -activities.

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10 Reasons Why Cities Should Consider Going Car-Free

Icebike

As a dedicated bike commuter , I have discovered a very basic truth – cycling or walking to work is a much more pleasant experience that results in a greater level of happiness and well-being as compared to driving or taking public transportation. Studies have found that cycling and walking trump any other form of transportation to work when it comes to measuring “happiness.”. Our climate is changing, and time is running out to take thoughtful action.

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Creating the City of the Future

The Green Changemakers

It would be a city with good public spaces and a city that is rather compact. A good walking and cycling environment with a good public realm is also a good environment for public transport, so there is an important connection here as well. Strengthening public transportation will be essential in the future, in order to become less dependent on private cars and also in order for the city to become more people-friendly.

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Jan Gehl: Making healthy cities

The Green Changemakers

It would be a city with good public spaces and a city that is rather compact. A good walking and cycling environment with a good public realm is also a good environment for public transport, so there is an important connection here as well. Strengthening public transportation will be essential in the future, in order to become less dependent on private cars and also in order for the city to become more people-friendly.

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Copenhagen: The world's best city for cyclists

The Green Changemakers

The bicycle is already considered to be the obvious means of transport by most Copenhageners because the city council has made a concerted effort to improve the infrastructure, safety and parking facilities for cyclists. The infrastructure has been meticulously planned to show consideration for more than 150,000 citizens for whom the bicycle is their chosen form of everyday transport. Denmark’s first cycle path is built along the Lakes and the nation gets its first cycling postman.

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Eco-Model Cities for a Low-Carbon Society

The Green Changemakers

The citizens of Toyama are extremely dependent on their cars – the per household gasoline consumption is second highest in Japan – but with an expansion of the public transportation focusing on light rail transit, Toyama plans to create a compact city built around a public transportation hub. Iida City is also assisting the installation of solar power charging infrastructure, as well as introducing ride-share taxis in areas inaccessible to public transport.

Sustainable Communities

The Green Changemakers

Motor vehicles dominate urban transportation systems, producing gridlock, excessive use of valuable land, local air pollution, and greenhouse gases. For instance, changing present automobile designs to decrease pollution and increase fuel efficiency ignores the enormous land surface consumed by road transportation. Incremental improvements in autos may actually delay the transition to really sustainable public transportation systems and urban plans.)

2008 40

The Story of Stuff - Take Action 10 LITTLE AND BIG THINGS YOU CAN DO

The Green Changemakers

Look for opportunities in your life to significantly reduce energy use: drive less, fly less, turn off lights, buy local seasonal food (food takes energy to grow, package, store and transport), wear a sweater instead of turning up the heat, use a clothesline instead of a dryer, vacation closer to home, buy used or borrow things before buying new, recycle. Magazine #40, Winter 2007 Wind turbines in Denmark.

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Ride the Electric Abu Dhabi Stretch Limo SuperBus | Green Prophet

Green Prophet

Gold plated Bentley 66GTS Sports Coupe While the “super bus&# is being promoted as being a green form of transportation due to being powered by electricity, having such a car zooming down the roads at such a high rate of speed doesn’t sound like a very safe device, even though it will travel on its own dedicated concrete track running parallel to the existing motorway after picking up its passengers.

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