How corporate power nixed Copenhagen’s goal to become carbon neutral



News article from The Green Dispatch - Cutting-edge environmental science and news. Article author: Paul Hormick.

Two Scandinavian researchers examined how Copenhagen, a city envisioned as leading the entire world toward sustainability, built a polluting waste-to-energy plant that upends the city’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2025. It is a story of corporate power, insider influence, and mendacity.

The researchers, Ulrik Kohl and John Andersen, followed the eight-year process—from initial proposal to completed waste conversion facility—of the Copenhill waste-to-energy plant in Denmark. They used techniques akin to investigative journalism, interviewing the interested parties, scouring through official meeting minutes and news articles, and filing Freedom of Information requests. Their findings were published in the journal Urban Planning in September 2022.

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