Wednesday, November 29, 2017
So today, November 29, 2017, I begin a post titled Even In America to report that I have discovered that Even in America there is a company that provides advanced technology like the technology I often report on from my Swedish perspective.
Waste to Energy Technology
Waste to energy technology is used to heat most Swedish cities through the "fjärrvärme" system or distance-heating system, referred to in the US as district heating.. My Swedish city, Linköping, was the pioneer in providing such a system with a start back in the 1950s. We have here in Linköping at the Gärstad Plant what I have referred to often and recently as the world's most advanced system. You can see the Gärstad plant by clicking on my May 2017 post in the list at left.
But a few days ago thanks to quartz.com I discovered that a facility is being built in Denmark that may be even more advanced than Gärstad. Here is a picture of the CopenHill plant built by the American Company Babcock and Wilcox.
Discovery of that plant and that it is built by an American company is the reason for the title
Even In America
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
I have just filed my 2d comment there at 08:47 svensk tid 9/20 drawing upon Stefan Jonssons important article in DN today, which appears under the headline "En spegelbild av samhällets haveri", more specifically a mirror image of the downfall of Swedish society.
In that 2d submission - not yet reviewed and therefore not yet "in print" I promise to provide a picture of the NMR marchers in front of Svenska mässan on Sunday. These marchers did not have a permit but as Professor Jonsson points out, they were not only allowed to march but were given police protection. Here is that picture.
|Caption from DN NMR drar förbi Svenska Mässan under söndagens tillståndslössa demonstration needs no translation|
This URL will take you to my 1st comment and thus not only to the article in the Times but to the comments, which are well worth reading. Many of them refer to Sweden and several are by Swedes. This URL only takes you to my comment if you are using a laptop computer. If you use your smartphone you will get to the article and can click on comments to read comments.
Stefan Jonsson's article is in DN Kultur today 9/20
Monday, June 12, 2017
I came down Church Street to the place that has non-stop live music outside in a tent. The music was playing and there were two women dancing right in back of the band and singer. Turned out they were mother and daughter. So I joined in right away all of us mostly in sync. There was no one I could enlist to film all of us so here is a clip of my two partners, just imagine me thewhat they are doing.
Then we talked and guess what they are mother and daughter - names in a book I do not have here - and grandfather Samuelson came from Sweden perhaps when my grandparents were coming over also. He would up in Jamestown, NY, where my great uncle Roy Lundgren wound up. They had visited the torp in Sweden where a returning Swedish soldier back from the wars when Sweden was Bernadotte country was given land. I visit a similar place at my Tree In The Pond in Linköping where returning soldiers were given land and maybe a cow or other animal.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Instead of pointing to one as offering something better, I let them tell their stories, so here I start.
I am a frequent resident of Coffee Shops where I often write. So here is what I wrote at Muddy's just to get started. The map is of my surroundings and of the people around me. These are just first notes on what I could hear and see. Just now I cannot get the text to land to the right and I have to leave. I simply note that in my 21 years in Sweden I have never been in a Coffee House where ev/eryone around me is engaged in so many different things as these people were. And I will also note that within minutes I had found an individual working on one of my passions, renewable energy, and specifically something mastered in my home city in Sweden, the systematic conversion of food and human wastes to biogas that runs the cities buses and many other vehicles. That's all for now. Just me
Saturday, May 6, 2017
What he revealed is that he does not know much about renewable energy. He asked us to pose questions, some of which he would answer. My question was simple. Bret why do you and the New York Times seem to believe that there are only two forms of renewable energy technology at present, solar and wind? No answer.
Exhibit A in my list was a statement that Swedish cities are heated by using a readily available fuel, solid-waste from which as much as possible plastic has been removed and in my city from which food waste is separated for conversion to biogas.
Times comments have no place for pictures so I went out to the Gärstad plant in Linköping, probably the most advanced such plant in the world, and took a picture. Here it is.
|Two glass houses located at the Linköping North Exit to E4, car in photo headed west.|
Gärstad plant, Tekniska verken, Linköping, Sweden
Monday, April 17, 2017
The Hummingbird and The Pine Tree - Ties
Kira Jane Buxton
A Tree, Two Swans, and Some Foxes - Forward Looking With Reflections
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Today, 26 January 2017, Bill MicKibben (Middlebury College, VT) observes that Donald Trump with the stroke of a pen returns the USA to the 19th Century. I immediately filed a comment similar to countless earlier comments filed in which I simply name renewable energy technologies that are perfect climate-friendly replacements for the coal and tar-sand oil Trump wants us to burn.
That comment at the URL below takes you to McKibben's column as well.
A Times comment consists of 1500 or fewer symbols, no pictures or figures. In many older posts in this blog I show the technologies that are standard here in Sweden but present only in isolated cases in my New England, USA.
During the day I hope to add images and URLs here. But in case anyone visits this blog after reading the comment I at least want this simple post to be OnLine.
|Perry Hall - Admissions at Champlain College|
|Top of borehole, this is all you see,|
|Typical drill rig used to create GSG borehole|
for single-family home. The next day the
rig was gone and in the spring the lawn was
restored and hid any sign of the renewable energy
system heating this home.
|Gärstad solid-waste plant, Linköping, Sweden as seen from E4 near|
the Linköping North exit.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
I'm crossing Sweden as usual in the Bus4You doubledecker and discover that the New York Times has yet another column on empathy, this time by Thomas Friedman. I filed a comment that contains a line referring to an assertion by psychology professor and author Paul Bloom (see Room for Debate 12/29 and review of Bloom's new book on empathy.
The assertion by Bloom: We can only/find it easiest to empathise with people who look like us. He says that is what the research shows.
Not at all true for me, how about you?