What are the five greenest cities in the world?

In this week’s top 5 series, ELN looks at the cities that have set an example of environmental action

Copenhagen builds five air quality stations to measure black carbon from roads and stoves

The facilities will provide data on air pollution and give insights into how extensive the pollution is in specific areas

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners secures $700m for renewable energy fund

It will target fast-growing major new economies primarily in Asia and Latin America

EIB signs €100m loan for green buildings in Copenhagen

Property developer Fastighets AB Balder says they will significantly exceed the nation’s nearly-zero-energy-building (NZEB) standards

Greener public transport for Copenhagen

The new light rail system will replace bus service and strengthen green transportation in Copenhagen

Copenhagen to install energy storage system

Denmark’s first urban energy storage system has been commissioned for Copenhagen. ABB has announced a lithium-ion based battery energy storage system (BESS) will be integrated with the local electricity grid in the district of Nordhavn. It is expected to play a key role in ensuring a reliable energy supply as the city increasingly focuses on […]

Copenhagen to install 20,000 green streetlights

Copenhagen plans to install 20,000 energy efficient LED streetlights. The ‘smart lamps’ will replace around half of the existing bulbs – their introduction is expected to reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions by 57%, equivalent to the annual consumption of around 4,500 Danish households. To avoid waste and offset the costs of the upgrade, the local government is auctioning off the traditional […]

Drive from Copenhagen to Stockholm with electric cars

Finnish-based energy firm Fortum and Japanese car maker Nissan are working on a network of electric car chargers to link up Nordic countries. Yesterday the firms signed an agreement to build 50 quick charge points which will make it possible for drivers to go from the Danish capital Copenhagen to Stockholm in Sweden and from […]

Canada ‘to miss emissions target by a fifth’

Canada is likely to miss its emissions target by a fifth, its Environment Minister is said to have announced yesterday. The North American nation was one of the countries seen to be obstructing agreements at the COP 17 summit in Durban earlier this year. The country’s yearly greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 will be 19% […]

Could Bristol be Europe’s Greenest City?

Bristol, home of the Clifton Suspension Bridge (pictured), is in the running to be titled Europe’s Greenest City. The only UK city to have been shortlisted for the award, city officials predict the win could create 1000 new green jobs and provide £1million to the local economy. The city’s campaign to win The European Green […]