Finland

Liquid natural gas tanker in Klaipeda, Lithuania

Europe's New Energy Infrastructure Begins to Emerge

When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin hoped to quickly redraw national boundary lines in Eastern Europe. The region's energy infrastructure, particularly pipelines carrying natural gas, may change sooner.

May 24, 2022 - POLITICO Europe

Coronavirus

The Great Scandinavian Pandemic Experiment

Perhaps no nation has captured more media attention in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic than Sweden. Unlike most of Europe, it never went into lockdown, relying mostly on voluntary social distancing. The state epidemiologist devised the plan.

May 13, 2020 - Financial Times

Finland Rail

There's Still a Catch to Plans for the World's Largest Undersea Rail Tunnel

The country of Estonia is seeking more details on a plan to build the world's longest undersea rail tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn.

August 19, 2019 - Bloomberg

Swiss Federal Railways

Connecting Central Europe, North to South

Large-scale road and rail projects aim to facilitate travel from the south of Italy all the way up to Sweden and Finland.

April 4, 2018 - The Economist

Renewable Diesel Gets Huge Boost from UPS

Renewable diesel, a biofuel that differs from biodiesel by the feedstock used and its chemical makeup, making it indistinguishable from petrodiesel, is a small but growing industry. The announcement from UPS was welcome news for three companies.

July 30, 2015 - The New York Times - Energy & Environment

Nuclear Storage Facility to Last 100,000 Years

Officials in Finland are building a nuclear waster storage facility that is designed to last for at least 100,000 years.

November 13, 2010 - CNN

Finland Special: Snow As Traffic Calming Device

<p> Very snowy holiday greetings from Finland, everyone!  While here visiting my in-laws and friends, I wanted to take a quick moment and share an interesting observation about the way Finns handle the incessant layers of snow that blanket their chilly winter country.  It seems that aside from limited access highways and some primary arterials, the Finnish standard for snow treatment is to plow to a reasonable depth, but not worry too much about an inch or two of snow base layer covering streets.  Some streets get sand treatment as well, but salt is used very, very sparingly. </p>

December 31, 2009 - Ian Sacs

Finland's First Skyscrapers

An Italian firm plans to build the first skyscrapers in a central district in Helsinki, intended to house both homes and offices.

November 19, 2009 - Helsingin Sanomat

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