2021-06-03 15:25News

3 June 2021

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Ørsted wants a a net-positive biodiversity impact from new development projects

Ørsted sees itself as a global frontrunner in sustainability with a strong focus on biodiversity, As part of its new strategy, Ørsted has declared its ambition to be that all new green development projects that the company puts into operation must have a net-positive biodiversity impact by 2030. CEO of Ørsted, Mads Nipper said “In the coming decades, the development of renewable energy must be significantly accelerated in order to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and stop global warming. It is therefore crucial that the development of green energy goes hand in hand with the protection of natural habitats and wildlife, i.a. in the sea … “Therefore, we have decided that all new development projects that we initiate from now on must have a net-positive biodiversity impact. This means that all development projects within renewable energy, which are commissioned by Ørsted, will have a net-positive biodiversity impact by 2030. (fineglobe.news)

Vattenfall to build world’s largest kettle in Amsterdam

Vattenfall has been granted a permit and subsidy to build a 150 MW electric boiler at the company's Diemen CHP plant in Amsterdam. The final investment decision is scheduled for mid-2022, following the completion of the recent tender process. The electric boiler, which is thought to be the largest in Europe, will only be heated with renewable electricity when it is commissioned in 2024. In the event that there is not enough renewable energy, efficient gas-fired power plants are available to produce power. (Tillverkning Sverige)

The UN asks Sweden to spread good waste management practice

Avfall Sverige (Waste Sweden) has been awarded a unique mandate by the UN Development Program, UNDP, to develop waste management and prevention. The capitals of Costa Rica and Rwanda as well as the coastal city of Tianjin in China will be three pilots which will now take part in Swedish solutions in their waste management. The assignment is to develop a strategy for achieving sustainable waste management and a vision of zero waste for each city. Proposals for concrete projects as well as training and presentation materials will be produced. (press release)

Topics: Ørsted

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