Monthly Archives: April 2008

Increased use of biogas in Stockholm

Yesterday, Stockholm city arranged a lunch seminar on future transports with Environmental Chancellor of Stockholm, Ulla Hamilton: http://ullahamilton.se/ I was invited to present opportunities for future buses and presented a new quantification of the impact of: changing mode of transport, … Continue reading

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Trondheim Environmental Seminar

Today, I visited the Norwegian village, Stjördal some 30 km from Trondheim. Even if I did not catch the sight of the fjords, the completely clear sky with the surrounding mountains offered an impressive venue for an environmental seminar. As … Continue reading

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Meeting the Minister of Infrastructure, Åsa Torstensson

Last Saturday, accidentally, I got the opportunity to discuss bus infrastructure with the Swedish minister for infrastructure when she visited Kungälv, a small town outside Gothenburg. Naturally, I took the opportunity to argue for the priority of bus infrastructure. As … Continue reading

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Right or wrong, bio fuels are increasingly debated

The debate is not new; in fact most of the data and consequences were thoroughly described both in the IPCC reports (The United Nation workgroup: Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change). Likewise, the report of the British Economist Sir Nicolas Stern, … Continue reading

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Bus superior for reducing CO2 in Beijing Olympics

Chinese CO2 footprint calculator shows that bus is the best choice, next to walking, for Olympic visitors. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-04/04/content_6592026.htm The newspaper, China Daily, reports an example travelling 4.9 km from Tianámen Square to China World Trade Center, a highly congested part … Continue reading

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Swiss round table on Hybrids

On Tuesday the 1st of April, I took part in a debate at the Swiss VöV (Verband öfentlicher Verkehr) in Geneva. The following buss manufacturers were represented: Hess, Mercedes, Neoplan, Scania, Solaris, Van Hool, Volvo. The focus of the discussion … Continue reading

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