Drive green

Alternative fuel cars have been presented at the ‘Beyond Kyoto’ conference on Friday as a key way to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.
All day a seemingly endless line of cars cut through the misty grey of the early Danish spring and wheeled past the Aros Museum in Århus, where part of the Beyond Kyoto [...]

Samsø island: a showroom for new solutions

A young boy cooking hot dogs by solar energy, a retired teacher showing his new solar panels on the roof of his house or a farmer being co-owner of a windmill. In a decade the conservative farmer community of Samsø, a small island nestled in the Kattegat Strait, has turned into a case study for [...]

European countries need to share renewable energy

Europe will need to lay more cables to share its renewable energy sources, if it is to meet its targets in the fight against climate change.
” We can’t just make our own grid plan and hope our neighbours will cover where we can’t,” said the head of research and development at, Kim Behnke,  at [...]

House of the future makes its debut in Århus

Minutes away from the Beyond Kyoto conference, an energy efficient and carbon-neutral home receives visitors.
Denmark’s very own energy-producing house saw its first visitors today, as sister companies VELAC and VELUX gave officials from the U.S. embassy a sneak peek at their ‘Home for Life’ project.
The house in Aarhus’ suburb Lystrup, will be energy efficient and [...]

Aarhus refuses to wait and heat

The municipality of Aarhus, the host-city of the “Beyond Kyoto” conference, is impatient when it comes to fighting global warming. From 2015 Danish legislation will demand that buildings consume only half of the energy that they do today.  But Aarhus doesn’t want to wait that long and is likely to implement the new procedures this [...]

Climate-friendly island sets the tone for Beyond Kyoto

A lake peppered with offshore oil platforms might seem like the least likely location for a carbon neutral resort.
But oddly enough this is the master plan from BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, one of Denmark’s most innovative architectural firms.
The Zira Island project, a carbon-neutral resort and residential development is set to be constructed in [...]

World’s oldest fun park goes green

Tivoli and the Danish energy company, DONG Energy, have teamed up in a new climate partnership that will make Tivoli the first amusement park in the world driven by renewable energy. The partnership implies that Tivoli will buy green energy from DONG corresponding to the parks annual energy consumption.
“In this way we not only secure [...]