Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Disappearance of forests more expensive than the bank crises
Reading on the BBC news Friday, a new study reveals that the disappearance of forests is more expensive than the bank crises. Well to be thought of these days. The reality is that, at today's rate we are losing natural capital at least between $2-$5 trillion every year to be compared with the loss in the bank crises. Take a look at the link and read more about the issue.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Green cars

This year, 2008, there was a huge raise of registered green cars compared with last year. Not less than 8 627 new green cars were registered in September 2008 in Sweden. This is almost 38 % of all cars registered in September in Sweden. The five most popular brands are: Saab 9-3 BioPower Volvo V70 Flexifuel, Volvo V50 Flexifuel, Saab 9-5 BioPower and Ford Focus Flexifuel.

It will be interesting to see the frequency of new registered cars in September next year 2009. In June next year the Swedish government takes away the bonus of 10 000 SEK every buyer of a green car, that fulfil the governments criteria in this matter, gets.