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Tällberg Forum – Day 5

June 30, 2008

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On Sunday morning, it was time to summarise the group’s thoughts into a few images. The group’s image shows a mega project whereby solar energy from the Sahara can supply Africa and Europe with electricity; micro projects in developing regions and in dense cities that will supply electricity and heat to the inhabitants; and a […]

Tällberg Forum – Day 4-b

June 30, 2008

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When group number 5,”Re-designing a zero carbon energy system”, met on Saturday morning, we had already had an introductory ”Brainstorm session” on Friday afternoon. Now we divided ourselves into three groups that specifically reviewed the global coal situation, mega-projects and micro-projects. The idea was to build “prototypes” and come up with radical suggestions. As the […]

Tällberg Forum – Day 4-a

June 29, 2008

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Now it is time for the group works, Re-Designing Workshops (more details on the website for the Tällberg forum 2008), where we should propose prototypes for the future in different fields. The organizers wished for me to join the work with ”A zero carbon energy system”. My group has come quite far with a proposal […]

Tällberg Forum – Day 3

June 29, 2008

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(Will come in English) ”Morgonstund har guld i mun”, ett gammalt svenskt uttryck som idag fick en helt ny mening. Kvällen innan hade Oren Lyons, indianhövding från Onondaga stammen utanför New York bjudit in mig att delta i de närvarande indianernas tacksägelse samling vid soluppgången. Med tanke på att det är sommar och att soluppgången […]

Tällberg Forum – day 2

June 27, 2008

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It is nearing midnight and we are enjoying the Swedish summer. The sun has just set and over the lake Siljan there is a pinkish sky. It never gets dark here at this time of year. Today Wendsday the Tällberg Forum was inaugurated and 300 participants form the whole World have congregated in this beautiful […]

The Tällberg Forum – day 1

June 26, 2008

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Today, Wednesday, the Tällberg Forum in Tällberg, Dalarna (Sweden) is inaugurated. For more than 25 years, business leaders, politicians and representatives of civil society from around the World meet in informal circumstances to discuss questions of importance for our future. This year we meet ”to re-think and re-design”. Some of the activities are carried out […]

The American presidential election and energy politics

June 24, 2008

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The USA, 5 percent of the world’s population, uses 25% of the world’s energy. What happens in the USA is decisive for the rest of the world regardless of what we may think. There is nothing that suggests that we will have lower oil prices in the lead up to the American presidential election and […]

Koreans, Koreans and more Koreans

June 24, 2008

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During the last month I have had a number of conversations with Koreans who, as I understood it, were agents for a TV-team making a documentary about Sweden’s effort to become independent of oil by 2020. When prime minister Göran Persson was questioned by Uppsala Nya Tidning on why he had established the oil commission […]

Aftonbladet och “Soppatorsk” / Aftonbladet (a Swedish tabloid daily) and ”Soup Cod”

June 23, 2008

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Under the headline ”Soup Cod” (http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article2736114.ab). Jonathan Jeppsson and Wolfgang Hansson write about the oil crisis that the world is now experiencing. I don’t have any real problem with the text except that it lacks something when they cite that oil production is declining in existing fields by 4 million barrels/day per year. The number […]

Volvo and seven CO2-neutral solutions

June 22, 2008

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On 17-18 June Volvo Trucks organised ”Volvo Environmental Press Seminar 2008” in Rio de Janeiro. Representatives from the daily newspapers and specialist journals were invited and approximately 35 journalists had responded. Yours truly was given the honour of beginning the presentations with a lecture on “Peak Oil and Climate Change”, i.e. a run through of […]

Midsummer

June 20, 2008

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Dear Bolgers, This weekend we celebrate Midsummer in Sweden and I will come back on Monday with more from Brazil.

Ethanol in Brazil, Part 2

June 18, 2008

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On the other side of the road from the head office lies the ethanol factory or, more correctly, the sugar and ethanol factory. First we looked at how the sugar cane is delivered. The large white trucks were the company’s own, but some others delivered sugar cane from contracted growers. Sugar cane pieces approximately 30 […]

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