VIDEO from Synaptic Digital and Fortum: Fortum Helps Reduce CO2 in 2010 Green Capital Stockholm

November 2, 2010

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Stockholm was appointed as the first European Green Capital in 2010, having a long track record of green urban development, water purification, noise reduction, as well as biodiversity and ecology. The city, which has reduced CO2 emissions per capita by 25 percent since 1990, is developing a new eco-modeled district in its eastern part, the Stockholm Royal Seaport project.

See video from Fortum at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/Fortum_37618

Fortum, the leading energy company focusing on low emissions, resource efficiency and energy security, is currently designing and installing a number of Smart Electricity Networks in Stockholm Royal Seaport. This project will allow to reduce CO2 emission to 1.5 tonnes per person per year by 2020, and to become fossil free by 2050. Energy Agency recently granted funding of approximately SEK 13.4 million for the Seaport Project pre-study which will allow for functional specifications of a number of areas.

These include active and energy-efficient homes, local renewable electricity in urban areas, energy smart consumer behavior, the design of future energy storage, as well as new regulations. Ericsson, Electrolux, NCC, JM, ByggVesta, PWD, Ports of Stockholm and the Interactive Institute are also involved in this project. The Stockholm Royal Seaport is one of several projects in which Fortum operates towards sustainable development, such as Lindhagensterrassen in Stockholm and Glava, Sweden.

Stockholm, which also pioneers new technology such as automated underground vacuum waste management systems, hosted the first Green Capital Conference in October 2010. City officials, politicians and officers from all over the world gathered in Stockholm to discuss the demands of growing cities while maintaining sustainable economic development to decrease the negative impact on the environment.

Vitoria-Gasteiz and Nantes were appointed European Green Capitals 2012-2013 respectively during the Green Capital Conference. Both cities have been highly committed toward sustainable water consumption and urban integration. Vitoria-Gasteiz and Nantes will carry on the tradition from Stockholm and Hamburg, the Green Capital 2011.

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SOURCE Synaptic Digital; Fortum

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