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Electrification Norway

Published: January 5, 2022

Race to electrification: Norway in a pole position

Electrification is one of the most effective tools to address climate change and achieve a more sustainable society. Currently electrification is happening all over the world, but the pace of development in Norway can serve as an inspiration for the rest of the world. Almost all of Norway’s power generation, around 98 per cent, comes from renewable hydroelectric power.

The country is in pole position to become the first fully electrical country in the world. The Urban Insight report, “Race to electrification: Norway in a pole position”, analyses the measures required for countries to achieve 100 per cent electrification and identifies actions that are necessary for electrifying the transport, buildings and industry sectors.

Sustainable energy development in the city

Published: January 19, 2022

Reduce, reuse and reimagine – Sustainable energy development in the city

If all the leftovers that people throw away ended up in the fuel tank as biogas, carbon dioxide emissions would decrease by several thousand tonnes. Energy reuse saves society unnecessary costs and promotes sustainable urban development with greater value for residents.

In the Urban Insight report “Reduce, reuse and reimagine – Sustainable energy development in the city”, energy experts from Sweco analyse options for efficient fuel usage, ways to reuse energy in waste management and smart energy systems.

Building resilience: Being young and getting old in a hotter Europe

Published: January 12, 2022

Building resilience: Being young and getting old in a hotter Europe

Europe is aging, and both the young and the elderly are especially vulnerable groups when it comes to heat stress. As climate change intensifies, the threat of extreme heat is something that city planners should consider when designing the cities of the future.

The Urban Insight report, “Building resilience: Being young and getting old in a hotter Europe” examines heat stress in cities and describes a number of key steps to take for heatwave response and management.

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