How a Swedish city is trying to turn green with more bikes and an electric ferry
Developing cities that are climate smart is a challenge; we hear from the Swedish city of Umeå that’s encouraging people to bike more, and share more, to reduce emissions.
The mayor of Umeå tells Radio Sweden a big project that’s coming up is launching an electric ferry from Umeå that will connect Finland and cut down on road transports.
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Norway: Arctic Norway to get advanced EV charging network, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Italian firm to build giant wind farm in northwestern Russia, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Sweden’s solar industry sees bright future despite shrinking subsidies, Radio Sweden
United States: Despite winter darkness, solar power might work better in rural Alaska than you’d expect, Alaska Dispatch New