Rem Koolhaas Produces Plan To Run Europe On Shared Renewable Energy

OMA proposes to redesign a whole continent along energy saving lines. Called Roadmap 2050, it is a plan that "combines the belief that drastic intervention is required to mitigate climate change, with a desire to give meaning and power to the E.U."
August 5, 2010, 2pm PDT | George Haugh
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OMA even plot a map of Europe redrawn as "Eneropa", where regions are defined by their energy source. Ireland and the western half of Britain become the "tidal states", while the eastern half forms part of the "isles of wind". Former Yugoslavia is miraculously reunited as "Biomassburg". Most of Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece become "Solaria".

Rowan Moore reports that "it is plain that their plan would need will and cohesion that has not been evident in, for example, the EU's attempts to solve the Greek debt crisis."

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Published on Sunday, May 9, 2010 in The Guardian
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