Category: Europe

Ferrari-Like Train Built in Italy

Ferrari-Like Train Built in Italy

  If you can’t afford a Ferrari, Italy’s new high-speed trains are the next best thing. They are called FrecciaRossa – Red Arrow – and currently serve the major cities of Milan, Turin, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples. On a test run the Italian train broke the world “indoor” speed record at 362 kilometers an hour (225 mph). Ferrari […]

Church 900 Years Old goes 100% Renewable

Church 900 Years Old goes 100% Renewable

  Kyocera Corporation announced that the company has supplied its solar modules for a flagship project for renovating old buildings using solar energy at the roughly 900-year-old St. Michael and All Angels Church in Withington, England. The country’s first “zero carbon church” has a solar power generating system using Kyocera modules which supplies CO2-neutral electricity; as well as a biomass-powered […]

Shoal Wind Farm Posts Workers on a Ferry

Shoal Wind Farm Posts Workers on a Ferry

  The world needs more energy, and in future ever more of its energy supply will need to be obtained from renewable resources such as hydropower, waves and wind. With around 40% of the EU’s entire wind resources available in British waters, it makes sense to harness the wind. The 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, located between 17 and […]

Cleaning Up Sinking Concordia Cruise Ship Oil

Cleaning Up Sinking Concordia Cruise Ship Oil

  The Concordia rammed a reef Jan. 13 on the tiny Tuscan island and capsized a few hours later just outside Giglio’s port with 4,200 passengers and crew aboard for a Mediterranean cruise. Experts can begin pumping fuel from a capsized cruise ship to avert a possible environmental catastrophe and the ship is stable enough to let search efforts go […]

Paul McCartney Dislikes No Meat-Free French Days

Paul McCartney Dislikes No Meat-Free French Days

  There will be no meat-free days in French schools for six million children following a new decree from their government that all students will have to eat meat if they want lunch at school. Taking a packed lunch is not an alternative as they are also banned. The ban will shortly be extended to kindergartens, hospitals, prisons, colleges and […]