In the quest to run on 100 percent renewable electricity, Sweden is transforming homes into highly efficient ‘prosumers’—buildings that both produce and consume the vast majority of their own energy. One example of this in action comes from the city of Ludivika where 1970s … [Read more...] about Prosumers: How these Swedish homes produce and consume their own energy
Looking to develop something meaningful out of an abandoned train track running through its center, the small Swedish town of Tibro has decided to turn the abandoned site into an arena for sustainable urban experiments. The Tibro Train Tracks project, undertaken by … [Read more...] about Swedish town to turn former train track into a site for urban experiments
The first naturally-occurring bacteria killer, penicillin, was discovered nearly a century ago and with it came the advent of a new class of medicines: antibiotics. Bacterial infections were the leading cause of death at the time, and the new drugs gave doctors a way to combat … [Read more...] about Could “antivitamins” be the cure to antibiotic resistance?
Sweden is celebrating the construction of the country’s first wooden wind turbine. Built from sustainably sourced materials, wooden turbines are a cheaper and greener source of renewable energy. The design for the tower is based on a similar turbine in Germany and was created … [Read more...] about Wooden wind turbine makes Swedish renewable energy even greener
Sweden celebrated the closure of its last coal plant this month and even did so two years ahead of schedule. Swedish utility company Stockholm Exergi announced the closure of the KVV6 plant on April 16. The plant first opened in 1989 and was projected to be in use until 2022, … [Read more...] about Sweden closes last coal plant two years ahead of schedule