Swedish-city-Kristianstad_Mns_SjdahlWhen a Swedish city vowed a decade ago to wean itself from fossil fuels, it was a lofty aspiration few thought it could meet.

But Kristianstad has already succeeded, with its population of 80,000 essentially using no oil, natural gas or coal to heat homes and businesses, even during the long frigid winters.

It is a complete reversal from 20 years ago, when all of their heat came from fossil fuels.

(READ the story in the New York Times)

Photo by Måns Sjödahl

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