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Sweden's Quest to be the First Oil-free Nation BY 2020

Sweden's Quest to be the First Oil-free Nation BY 2020 | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it

| April 13, 2013 The Energy Collective

Famous for Volvo, Ikea and Absolut Vodka, Sweden is now on a new pursuit to become the first completely oil-free economy in the world by 2020.

The oil crisis in the early 1970s forced Sweden to embark on a quest for alternative energy sources. Its phasing out of oil has proceeded smoothly; in 1970, oil accounted for 77% of Sweden’s energy, but by 2003 that figure fell to 32%.... http://theenergycollective.com/znesheiwat/208421/swedens-quest-be-first-oil-free-nation


Via UtilityTree, Stephane Bilodeau, pdjmoo
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Whether Sweeden will achive their objective can be debated , but their resolve is backed by robust strategy and plan. And they are on path, even for the transport sector . FFV (Flexi-Fuel-Vehicle) is somethig that can inspire Public Private Partnerships even in the developinf countries  

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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, April 11, 2013 6:28 PM

“Our dependency on oil should be broken by 2020,” said Mona Sahlin, minister of Sustainable Development, in an interview with The Guardian newspaper. “There shall always be better alternatives to oil, which means no house should need oil for heating, and no driver should need to turn solely to gasoline.”

CineversityTV's curator insight, April 21, 2013 1:34 PM

who's next, surely not my country, the Netherlands with its rightwing government Rutte II

Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, May 27, 2013 2:55 PM

Eliminating the burning of all fossil fuels for economic reasons is perfectly reasonable, especially if the full and true costs of the fossil fuel industry are factored in.

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Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Plan | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
The 4-4 tie dealt a sharp blow to an ambitious program that the president had hoped would become one of his central legacies.
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May marks one more record hot month for the world

May marks one more record hot month for the world | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Climate Central: May was the fifth record warm month this year, upping the odds that 2016 will be the hottest year on record
rajendrashende's insight:
Earth temperature rise is now almost 1.5 deg Cent. In Paris climate Agreement  countries agreed to limit warming under 2°C by the end of the century, but have agreed to  try to achieve an even more ambitious target of 1.5°C . 
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India's First Lady-Monsoon arrives 

India's First Lady-Monsoon arrives  | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
India's de facto Finance Minister and first Lady- Monsoon- arrives in southern state of India. 1.25 billion strong democracy celebrates 
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Finally, India's real Finance Minister-'Lady Monsoon' has started its campaign from southern state of Kerala on 7th June. 1.25 billion Indians who make world's fastest growing economy, are ready to get wet to prosper.
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Marshall Island becomes third pacific island country to ratify the Paris agreement even before UN signature ceremony on 22 April. 

Marshall Island becomes third pacific island country to ratify the Paris agreement even before UN signature ceremony on 22 April.  | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
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Two Superpowers We Wish We Had

Two Superpowers We Wish We Had | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2016 Annual Letter.
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Gates get it right when gates for climate options are closing fast 
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NewYorkCity to Get $176 Million From U.S. for Climate Protection.

NewYorkCity to Get $176 Million From U.S. for Climate Protection. | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Senator Chuck Schumer said the city would be awarded federal funds for a proposed project to guard against another storm like Hurricane Sandy in Lower Manhattan.
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Time to provide budgets allocations to state to adapt to climate change. Agriculture and coastal cities are priotrities. 

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Embargo on #ClimateJustice, this time it is by Supreme court of of supreme USA

Embargo on #ClimateJustice, this time it is by Supreme court of of supreme USA | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
The justices’ willingness to issue a stay while the case proceeds was a hint that the emissions program could face a skeptical reception.
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Ink on Paris climate agreement is just 60 days old 

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Saving Africa's Mothers With Solar Suitcases

Saving Africa's Mothers With Solar Suitcases | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Midwife with a patient in Tanzania. (Photo Credit: Rob Beechey, courtesy of We Care Solar)

In 2015, some 303,000 women died from childbirth or pregnancy-related complications. Yet that figure, di...
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Rural midwives only instrument used to be a blade to cut umbilical cord. Now she can provide a lifelong support cord with the help of solar suitcases. 

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Gunning the Guns is Our Shared Responsibility

Gunning the Guns is  Our Shared Responsibility | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
I will not campaign for, vote for or support any candidate, even in my own party, who does not support common-sense gun reform.
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Gunning the Guns that gun down 30,000 Americans every year. President Obama now wants to use his vote as gun . 
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First action at the Highest level after Paris Climate accord. Indian judiciary shows the way.

First action at the Highest level after Paris Climate accord. Indian judiciary shows the way. | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court on Wednesday doubled the environment compensation charge (ECC) for loaded commercial vehicles entering Delhi and imposed a blanket ban on registration of diesel vehicles of 2,000 cc and above in the National Capital Region (NCR).
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Developing country has taken a lead. Would developed countries follow? 

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Open Door number 2 : Arnold Schwarzenegger just gave a climate change speech

Open Door number 2 : Arnold Schwarzenegger just gave a climate change speech | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Arnold Schwarzenegger has long been a passionate advocate for alternative energy.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is good in terminating the arguments and begin actions.

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Banning cars in city centre after exporting 85% of its oil for 45 years and getting rich.Norway's way.

Banning cars in city centre after exporting 85% of its oil for 45 years and getting rich.Norway's way. | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Proposed ban on private vehicles is part of a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels
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Many in Norway's capital Oslo are unhappy that from 2019, the cars will be banned from city centre. Norway is 9th largest exporter of oil and experts 84 % of its oil that has made Norway rich. Norway's way: make others emit GHGs by remaining green and rich. 

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Antarctic ice melting could burst the ice dams to flood the oceans by 2100.

Antarctic ice melting could burst the ice dams to flood the oceans by 2100. | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
New research predicts a doubling of surface melting of the ice shelves by 2050, risking their collapse by the end of the century, say scientists
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Solar Impulse completes Atlantic crossing with landing in Seville - BBC News

Solar Impulse completes Atlantic crossing with landing in Seville - BBC News | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, lands in the southern Spanish city of Seville to complete its historic Atlantic crossing.
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Solar  energy flying high and wide while both sides of Atlantic undergoing change 
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Obesity boom 'fuelling rise in malnutrition' - BBC News

Obesity boom 'fuelling rise in malnutrition' - BBC News | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Malnutrition is sweeping the world, fuelled by obesity as well as starvation, new research suggests.
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The number of children under five who are overweight is fast approaching the number who are underweight.We are very near to the solution for ensuring food security. 
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We know only 390,900 plants species of which 20 PC risk extinction. And we risk not to know how many species exist today.

We know only 390,900 plants species of which 20 PC risk extinction. And we risk not to know how many species exist today. | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
A new report looking at the state of the world's plants estimates that 390,900 species are known to science.
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Pollinators provide Eco-services of up to USD half a trillion and provide food security

Pollinators provide Eco-services of up to USD half a trillion and provide food security | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Assessment Details Options for Safeguarding Pollinators
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We have to save these pollinators on earth while exploring universe. We have to understand the gravity of situation of bees blackholes before exploring gravitational waves from blackholes . 

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Rise in Flood of Reports as Sea levels Are Rising at Fastest Rate

Rise in Flood of Reports as Sea levels  Are Rising at Fastest Rate | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Scientists reported Monday that flooding in coastal communities was largely a result of greenhouse gas emissions, and likely to grow worse.
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Coastal communities at increasing risk due to global warming. Rich may survive longer than poor, who contributed least. But finally all will suffer. 

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Record-shattering global warming in 2015.

Record-shattering global warming in 2015. | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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Warming news immediately after Paris climate meeting is more serious than it appears. Coupled with El Nino it would also impact sea food supply chain and dangers to costal area 

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State of Union a day after. Disruptive El Nino needs disruptive innovations. in languge of silicon valley. El Niño storm

State of Union a day after. Disruptive El Nino needs disruptive innovations. in languge of silicon valley. El Niño storm | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
A 60-year-old homeless woman died of exposure on a skid row sidewalk during Thursday's El Niño storm, authorities said Saturday.
The woman, identified by friends as Barbara Brown, died without a tent, rain-soaked and wrapped in a wet blanket on a piece of plastic, witnesses said.
Los Angeles police...
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This is ground level address of State of Union a day after.In silicon valley language, familiar to LA, disruptive El Nino needs disruptive innovations. 

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Flooding 'worst in 50 years', as 150,000 flee in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

Flooding 'worst in 50 years', as 150,000 flee in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
Vast areas in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil are being hit by the worst flooding in 50 years, forcing the evacuation of more than 150,000 people.
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El Nino warning coming true. India should get prepared for worst drought. 

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The Paris Talks: Legendary expert says it is soft result after hard work.

The Paris Talks: Legendary expert says it is soft result after hard work. | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
"There is no action, just promises," says James Hansen.
rajendrashende's insight:

Are we really ambitious? Are we as hard in our efforts  in getting solutions as the formidable challenge faces the world? 

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G20 Summit:slow progress on ambitious climate change accord, is it a sign of no-trust on words?

G20 Summit:slow progress on ambitious climate change accord, is it a sign of no-trust on words? | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
India has blocked G20 efforts to pave the way for an ambitious climate change accord in a sign of deep divisions just two weeks before delegates from almost 200 nations meet in Paris. Through almost 20 hours of talks at the G20 gathering in Turkey
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The world is waking up to reality that ambitious promises can no longer be trusted. How rich nations can demonstrate that this time it will be different and rebuild the trust? 

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British origin UN official lamblasts UK on its double talk on climate change

British origin UN official lamblasts  UK on its double talk on climate change | Oven Fresh | Scoop.it
The UK government's cuts in support for renewable energy are criticised by the UN's chief environment scientist, Prof Jacquie McGlade.
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Just 50 days before world is expected to take decision on new agreement on climate change, developed countries are engaged in double talk.  

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