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IKEA to buy FSC-labelled wood only

Czech wood producers are alarmed by Swedish furniture designer and maker IKEA’s statement that it is set to phase out the use of non-FSC certified wood by 2020.

“Today, the FSC certification is the only system meeting our requirements on a global level,” says IKEA’s spokeswoman Zdeňka Pecková.

It is currently estimated that only around 2 percent of Czech forests can meet the FSC ecological standard, with 70 percent of Czech woods being PEFC-certified. Nevertheless, the older certification does not secure sufficiently environment-friendly forest management, IKEA says. PEFC Czech Republic managing director Stanislav Slanina objects that IKEA is dictating conditions of doing business in the Czech Republic, claiming that the PEFC system also guarantees sustainable forest management.


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Vestas receives orders from China Datang to supply 99MW turbines

Danish wind turbine-maker Vestas has received an order for the supply of 99MW turbines from China Datang Corp Renewable Power for its Shandianhe project. The project will be located in the Guyuan County of northern China’s Hebei Province.
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Sweco to plan and design modernisation of Stockholm Central Station

The Swedish Transport Administration has commissioned Sweco to plan and design the modernisation of Stockholm Central Station. The project covers the entire station, from tracks to platforms.
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Norway Has World's Fastest Mobile Internet

According to the global leader in broadband testing Ookla, Norway has the fastest mobile Internet in the world. In only 13 months, Norway has jumped from 11th to first place on the list of world best providers of fast Internet connection.
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Nokia Bell Labs leads project to develop next generation 5G platform-as-a-service for 5G era

Nokia Bell Labs is to lead a consortium of industry vendors, operators, IT companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and European academic institutions to build over the next 24 months the Next Generation Platform-as-a-Service (NGPaaS) for the 5G era.
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Danish fashion selling like hot cakes abroad

With Copenhagen Fashion Week in full swing, some fantastic news has filtered through for Danish designers. The export of Danish fashion is smoking hot at the moment and is expected to reach a record 29 billion kroner for 2017.
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Complex designs made simple

Finnish Intelligent Module Apartments, FIMATEC is a Finnish company that specialises in machine and device design.
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Iceland tops list of most expensive Airbnb prices in Europe

Iceland has once again distinguished itself in the tourism arena, albeit not in a way it would necessarily consider good for the industry.
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Statoil builds the world's first floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland

This summer five wind turbines are being towed out into the North Sea, where they will be the first ever floating offshore wind farm. The turbines, built in Norway this year, have been dragged across the ocean to Scotland, where they will start working just off the coast.
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New Danish platform created to share scientific data free of charge

Researchers at Aarhus University, together with partners from the business sector, have set up an Open Science platform on which results and data are uploaded and made available free of charge to anyone interested.
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