Climate Change

Heating homes without gas – the Nordic way

None of Scotland’s Nordic neighbours depends on gas for heating – but 85% of homes in Scotland do. Why the big difference? How did Nordic nations jump the green heating hurdle & should Scotland fix its energy crisis by installing district heating like Sweden and Denmark – or go electric like Norway? These were some of the big climate questions tackled by Nordic Horizons speakers, in our COP26 Verdict event, held straight after COP26 in November 2021. This 50 minute podcast of the COP 26 – Nordic Verdict event tackles all these big questions with contributions from Viktoria Raft, a former energy journalist and co-founder of the gender equality network for women in energy, Kraftkvinnorna; Tore Furevik, Professor in physical oceanography at the Geophysical Institut...Read More

The Great Green Danes have become UN climate champions 2021

People often wonder what happens to Nordic Horizons speakers – in the case of Samsø and Søren Hermansen – they just keep going from strength to strength. The tiny Danish island has just been made UN climate leader award winner for 2021 for; ‘completely transforming its energy system from fossil fuels to renewable energy to become the world’s first renewable energy island. Key results that have been achieved include: becoming carbon negative; 100% local ownership of renewable energy investments; and significant socio-economic benefits from the energy transition.’ More info here – https://unfccc.int/climate-action/un-global-climate-action-awards/climate-leaders/samso Søren Hermansen and the Samsø team will be at COP 26 to receive their award on Nov 10th. Nordic ...Read More

Climate Change – the View from Norway

Climate Change – the View from Norway – Digital Notes Professor Tore Furevik delivered an interesting and engaging presentation at the recent Nordic Horizons event. Despite a number technical challenges, we have assembled a range of digital artefacts which capture the event. Presentation Here is a copy of his full presentation. You can download here. Vimeo Video Resources We have video footage of the whole event from Democracy TV which you can view below; We also recorded a short interview with Professor Furevik before the event and he outlined the main topics of his presentation. Climate Change – the View from Norway from Nordic Horizons on Vimeo. Soundcloud Podcasts Here are the Soundcloud recordings of both the main presentation and the Q&A session. The challenges ...Read More

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