In Irvine, California, a 7.5 acre plot of land was turned into “The Incredible Edible Park”, a community garden that feeds 200,000 people each month. Every year, over 15,000 volunteers come through to help plant and harvest the food.
A tiny Spanish island with just 10,000 residents is about to do something amazing. El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, plans to completely sever ties with the traditional power grid and move entirely to renewable energy. The island plans to become completely self sufficient next month when its 11.5 megawatt wind farm kicks into gear. El Hierro already has a water turbine that generates electricity, and the added wind power will enable the island to go totally off-grid.
In this video, the renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels here offers his architectural advice to aspiring architects and explains why architecture is fundamentally important for the world we live in.
Link to video: http://channel.louisiana.dk/video/bjarke-ingels-advice-young
A new WWF-backed study by consultancy giant DNV-GL shows that Scotland can go 100% fossil fuel-free by the year 2030, and that it could reduce carbon intensity from 271 grams of CO2 per kilowatt hour to 50g CO2/kwh
According to year-end numbers from Energinet.dk, 39 percent of all electricity used in Denmark last year was produced by wind power.
Link to article: http://www.thelocal.dk/20150106/danish-wind-energy-has-record-year