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21. Week in Review

This week, a reminder of one of principal motivations for this project:

Ruoholahti Coal Delivery from Sitra- Finnish Innovation Fund

What you see is coal from Eastern Europe or Russia being offloaded into hoppers that carry the coal into one of the world's largest underground coal storage facilities. Ruoholahti used to be home to another "world's largest." See the 8 story coal pile that used to be stored above ground before the cavern was completed. 

Jätkäsaari as seen from the south. In the white box is one of the city's largest combined heat and power plants and it's coal pile in the background
Jätkäsaari as seen from the south. In the white box is one of the city's largest combined heat and power plants and it's coal pile in the background

There are many issues raised by this footage: carbon emissions, climate change, energy security, wealth transfer, independence, etc. In some ways, it is unfortunate that Ruoholahti's coal pile has been pushed underground, out of public view. 

May 27th, 2011

Posted by: Justin W. Cook

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Category: Weeknotes