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“Apelle” is a Cozy Wooded Home in Finland That Resembles a Stranded Boat - Jetson Green

“Apelle” is a Cozy Wooded Home in Finland That Resembles a Stranded Boat - Jetson Green | Finland | Scoop.it

Located in Karjaa, Finland, “Apelle” is a wooden home by architect Marco Casagrande that resembles a cozy one-family home as much as it does a stranded boat in the middle of the woods. It may be rurally located in a country known for harsh, icy winters, but geothermal energy keeps it warm and cozy without the use of dirty energy sources.

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Finland prepares to open world's largest biomass gasifier in 2012

Finland prepares to open world's largest biomass gasifier in 2012 | Finland | Scoop.it

2012 is set to be a big year for renewable energy, with many exciting new projects due to commence operation over the next 12 months. One of these projects is in rural Finland, where one energy company is poised to switch on the world’s largest biomass gasifier later this year. If this proves to be a success, it could pave the way for a commercially viable alternative to purely coal-fired power stations around the world.

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Green Tourism of Finland®, travel, outdoors, nature, free time, holidays

Green Tourism of Finland®, travel, outdoors, nature, free time, holidays | Finland | Scoop.it
Green Tourism of Finland® is a network of Finnish companies of nature tourism, who are committed to the principles of the sustainable development...
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How Green Is Your Media—Finland Edition - Going Green

Interesting perspective ...“@whattheythink: Going Green: How Green Is Your Media—Finland Edition http://t.co/TBtOBi8o”...

 

Via Don Carli on The Facebook Machine, over at PIWorld, an interesting new take on the whole print vs. online/“which is greener?” discussion. It reported on a study recently conducted in Finland by publisher Alma Media “determine the life-cycle environmental impacts of three of its newspapers and their respective online services.”

The topline results:

The printed newspaper is, on average, a more ecological news media than an online service. This conclusion is based on a comparison of the environmental impacts of one hour of consumption of each media channel. However, taking into account actual usage volume and consumption hours at the current level, the annual environmental impacts of print media generally outweigh those of a corresponding online service.

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Managed Services Firm Atos Opens Green Finland Data Center ...

Managed Services Firm Atos Opens Green Finland Data Center ... | Finland | Scoop.it

Web hosting and IT infrastructure Atos announced recently that it has opened a green data center in Helsinki. The data center is more than 50,000 square feet and uses energy based on heat recovery.
According to the announcement, the data center was built by the Finnish company Academica, a company known for efficient heat reclamation and energy recycling in its data centers.
The data center uses eco-efficient cooling provided by Helsignin Energia, and the extra heat from its servers is transferred to the district heating network to provide heat for more than 4,500 houses in the city.

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Eye on the Arctic - Greenpeace slams Finland oil drilling deal

Eye on the Arctic - Greenpeace slams Finland oil drilling deal | Finland | Scoop.it

Finnish state-owned companies should not participate in oil drilling activities in Arctic Sea areas, says environmental group Greenpeace.
The NGO has expressed disappointment at a deal between Arctia Offshore, a subsidiary of state-owned Arctia Shipping, and Shell, which calls for dispatching Finnish icebreakers to Alaska to secure Shell's drilling operations in the area.

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