The Swedish Minister for sustainable development (hey do all countries have one of these?) came out and said that they aim to be fossil-fuel free by 2020, therefore being the first country to step up to the plate in-front of one hell of a pitcher, oil and the big oil companies.
What does this mean? In essence Sweeden wants to become energy sustainable, complete reliance on renewable energy. Yep. 100%. Calls have gone out to experts in the alternatives, wind, solar, tidal, biomass, hydrogen.
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It seems like an impossible task, however they already hold the worlds most impressive record when it comes to environmental protection.
What a model energy society they could create! I guess all the rest of the governments around the would will stand by and wait and see how they get on, even though they know that the end of the fossil fuels is rapidly approaching.
Maybe they can make some good use out of these interesting turbines from UK development company Quiet Revolution. They are specifically designed to counter two of the main ‘detractors’ of normal wind turbines, their visual impact (because the normal turbines are so ugly, next to all those invisible power lines we have strung up all over the planet!) and the noise of the blades. They are currently being used in the United Kingdom to good effect from all reports