Norway pumps up green battery plan for Europe

Norway Pumps Up ‘Green Battery’ Plan for Europe

An impressive 96% of electricity used by Norwegians comes from their country’s hydropower resources. Yet, Norway could produce much more hydro and serve as Europe’s “green battery” in an interesting scheme to swap renewable energy amongst neighbours with surpluses being exported and power imported as national needs change.

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Seasteading: The Answer to Sustainably Feeding 9 Billion People?

Could self-sufficient nation states in the middle of the ocean be our ticket to a sustainable future? Some off-the-grid experimentalists are working toward establishing floating communities using aquaculture practices to meet residents’ food and energy needs, and providing platforms for new political and social systems.

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Global Food Security Is a Moral Imperative

We must work to overcome hunger not only for economic and political reasons, but also because it is the right thing to do, argues former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. The public, private and nonprofit sectors, as well as religious leaders, all need to become fully engaged, she says.

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Resilence and the Fragile City

Resilience and the Fragile City

As the world continues to urbanize, global emergencies will increasingly be concentrated in cities, particularly in lower income and fragile countries where the pace of urbanization is fastest. More research is needed on how best to increase resilience in cities already pushed to the brink, explains John de Boer of the UNU Centre for Policy Research.

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