Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Great News! Even if the newly elected Danish government has killed the high ambitions for CO2 reductions and support for a greener and cleaner Danish future, the Copenhagen Municipality and Region has supported a new brilliant initiative.

In above image Kåre Albrechsen from Copenhagen Electric and the PR manager from Arriva in the back, at the opening event for the initiative at Copenhagens Municicpality Building infront of a huge excited crowd.

BMW, Arriva, Copenhagen Electric and Copenhagen Municipality has in a ground breaking collaboration started one of the most ambitious Electric Car Sharing concepts in the world.

Again, Copenhagen is in the forefront for Electric Cars, while the current so-called "Black Government" has let the oil and gas industry lobby corrupt their climate policies. Three steps forward and two steps back.

Go and register for free now, to start using the lovely BMWi3, that by the way was also exhibited at our "100 Years of Electric Cars" in 2014 at Øksnehallen, representing the latest electric car in a timeline going 100 years back.

Monday, May 18, 2015


The first ever Political Laboratorium about Electric Cars was held on May 18th 2015 at Kattesunder 12, in the centre of Copenhagen City. 

The Alternative believes that together we can create much better political solutions than we do today. That is why we invite everyone both in Denmark and abroad to send questions, ideas and input for developing The Alternative’s political proposals.
The Alternative will generate policies together with citizens of all ages and in all parts of the country through events and workshops. We will focus on challenges, opportunities and good examples. Ideas will be gathered which can be developed into solid political proposals and serious sustainable scenarios for the future.
From the website of the new Danish Green Party "The Alternative", who hosted the day.

Per Jørgensen Møller from The Danish Electric Car Commite gave a presentation

The citizents and specialists was gathered around a table with a cup of coffee and colorful papers and pens.

Open Discussions and interaction

Kåre Albrechsen from Copenhagen Electric, the Region of Copenhagen Regions Electric Car Department.

John Krøll 

Please notice the screen of Kåre's PC showing images from the Guinness World Record that he was part of in September 2014.

Thomas Knudsen

More about that lovely memory HERE

Martin Messer Thomsen from EV TEST. One of Denmarks most knowable men when it comes to Electric Cars, the most optimal way of driving them and where new laws about Electric Cars can be implemented so it makes most possible sense for Denmark. To the left of Martin is Christian Poll who is the lead candidate for The Alternative within the areas of Green Technology and ECO living.

Jon Seemann Pedersen from The Alternative talked about Self Driving Cars and how it is key to also include this new element to the future of transportation.

Notes from a participant.

David Morrow 

Members of The United Danish Electric Car Owners was present

David Morrow 

The initiator of the event Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen is in the above image wearing a T - Shirt from the Guinness World Record attempt in September 2014. He is the current holder of the World Record in "Largest Parade of Electric Cars".

David Morrow 

The Future is Not What it Used to Be - The Electric DeLorean from New York, turned into artwork as part of The Alternative election campaign.

David Morrow 

There is no doubt that Nikola Tesla would have supported the Electric Car today. Allready over 100 years ago he had the solution for a Fossil Free Future. He is the Godfather of the CO2 Green Drive Project and should be canonized as a Green Saint.

Now we will see what the brainstorm will turn into in the official politics of The Alternative and later into Danish politics in the near future!

Thanks to David Morrow for joining us during the day and documenting the moment!

After this POLAB was held, we sent out the working paper to several of our friends and partners. Not long after that, the Danish political party "Radikal Venstre" went out in the Danish media and announced several of the concepts and proposals we had come up with during the day. This including a "Green Licence plate" for electric cars. All we can say about this is that The Alternative is all for tranceparency and sharing, but we also like to get credit for the ideas, but we also like to say "You are Welcome!"

Read the announcement HERE

Sunday, May 17, 2015


On May 23rd there will be a Political Laboratorium/Workshop at Dome of Visions in Copenhagen.
It will be hosted by The Triangle Project & CO2 Green Drive in collaboration with the new Danish Green Party called The Alternative. There will be three sessions with talks by specialists in Urban, Vertical and alternative ways of traditional farming. This is to inform and create public involvement in changing politics around the future of our food supply and local food production. The involved speakers and facilitators are:


Ronnie Markussen from Human Habitat

Mikkel Kjær from Human Habitat

Human Habitat is a holistic design lab. They offer interdisciplinary concept--solutions linking design, architecture and food production. The aim is to generate holistic sustainability by creating economic, environmental and social value. 

Human Habitat website HERE


Paul Kledal from IGFF

Institute for Global Food and Farming is a private institute doing applied research and consultancy within aquaponics, urban agriculture and the economic organization of agro food chains.

IGFF website HERE


David Francois Diego Rey (French living in Copenhagen) is an architecture technologist & construction management student. He is a project coordinator in designing, planning & constructing community architectural projects with 5 years of project  management & practical construction experience with production stages companies, NGOs, and Project & Cultural Houses in Denmark. 

He has a passion for Design & Planning with Building Information Modelling (BIM), Maximum Sustainability and Facility Management.

David is driven by the desire to design, plan and construct smart homes & buildings with science and technology. David is also an educator & researcher holding talks, writing reports, video documenting and facilitating workshops in economy and sustainability practices.

In above image: David as part of the The Triangle Project Panel Discussion at Roskilde Festival 2013, talking about political activism. 

More about the Roskilde Panel Discussion event HERE.
Read David's paper on Vertical Farming in Wooden Skyscrapers HERE

The above photo is by Torben Dalhof is from left to right; The Triangle Project veteran and spokenword artist Claus Ankersen, New York photographer Brendon Stuart, Anup Yogi Desai who is the man behind and all the way to the right is David. 

Rune Wingård

Rune Wingård is one of the 10 Copenhagen candidates from the new Danish Political party The Alternative. Rune will be facilitating the Political Laboratorium, about the above subjects as part of the process of developing the political program for The Alternative.

Rune's personal Political Facebook Page HERE

The Alternative believes that together we can create much better political solutions than we do today. That is why they invite everyone both in Denmark and abroad to send questions, ideas and input for developing The Alternative’s political proposals.

Following the event at Dome of Visions on May 23rd 2015, the information from the day will be gathered and transferred into concrete political proposals, to potentially be implemented into the Official Political Agenda of The Alternative.

Read more about how The Alternative creates new involving Politics HERE


May 23rd at 16:00 - 18:30
Dome of Visions
Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1
1016 København K
by DEN SORTE DIAMANT - Royal Public Library

Website HERE

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Frankrigs ambassadør i Danmark, François Zimeray lancerede tanken til samarbejde d. 12. december 2014

Der er ingen plan B!
København og Den Franske Ambassade indleder klimasamarbejde med
CO2 Green Drive og danske kunstnere.
Som optakt til klimatopmødet COP21, der finder sted i Paris i december 2015, holdes en grøn kunstmanifestation på Kongens Nytorv. Efter udstillingsperioden på Kgs. Nytorv vil København Kommunes Teknik- og Miljøborgmester Morten Kabell (EL) officielt overrække værket til Paris og give stafetten videre.

2014 ser ud til at slå alle varmerekorder både i Danmark og for kloden samlet set. Det understreger behovet for en ambitiøs klimaaftale på FN’s klimatopmøde COP21 i Paris næste år. 

For at styrke opmærksomheden om klimaforandringerne og de mange veje til en reduktion af CO2-udledningen har den unge danske kunstner, Svend Sømod, har skabt en lysanimation, som bliver projiceret fra den Franske Ambassade over på et 3D-maleri, der hænger på Metroselskabets hegn på Kongens Nytorv. Maleriet måler 4 x 4 meter og er malet med farve indeholdende nanoteknologi, der for hver kvadratmeter nedbryder lige så meget NOx som et voksent træ. Maleriet er en 3D-illustration over København med en rute igennem gaderne formet som ”CO2” og installeret med LED-lys, der får energi fra solceller monteret øverst på hegnet. Værket kan ses et godt stykke ind i 2015.  

Kombinationen af et NOx nedbrydende maleri, LED-lys formet som ”CO2” og en videoanimation, der giver puls og bevægelse i decembermørket og er med til at påvirke byrummet og dets brugere.

Den Franske Ambassade på Kongens Nytorv ligger ved et af byens mest trafikerede lyskryds og med sin centrale beliggenhed er den således med til at skabe fokus på klimadagsordenen op til klimatopmødet i Paris næste år.

Kunstværket er ét ud af en række projekter lavet af CO2 Green Drive i efteråret 2014, hvor der blandt andet også blev sat en Guinness World Record for flest elbiler i en parade over Øresundsbroen. Projektet i samarbejde med Den Franske Ambassade er støttet af den danske solcelleproducent Gaia Solar, LED- lyset er sponsoreret af Osram, malingen af Boysen Paints, og produktionen af 3D-maleriet af Københavns Kommune - Sharing Copenhagen.

På samme måde som vi engang havde håb for COP15 i København, er det nu muligt at have et realistisk håb for COP21 i Paris. Der skulle gå 6 år inden de intentioner, der blev sat i gang i København kan blive en virkelighed i 2015. Ambitiøse beslutninger for fremtiden bliver nødvendige i Paris. der er ikke nogen plan B for vores jord.

For mere information: 

Den Franske Ambassade: Lone Garde – tlf: 33 38 47 07

CO2 Green Drive: Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen – tlf: 60 85 16 75

Teknik- og miljøborgmester Morten Kabell via pressechef Morten Rixen på tlf: 51 68 06 19

Alle fotografier af David Morrow

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Elbiler bryder tavsheden på Christiansborgs Slotsplads d.18. december kl 13.30

Torsdag d. 18. december kl. 13.00 vil en larmende kunstnerisk happening sætte fokus på den tavshed, som har præget elbilens fremtid i Danmark. Christiansborg Slotsplads er udgangspunkt for eventen, men alle sympatiserende bilister opfordres til at deltage, så kakofonien kan spredes til en landsdækkende protest.

Kunst-, Klima- og Teknologiprojektet CO2 Green Drive, som udsprang af COP 15, kommenterer miljøpolitiske emner via events, der forener kunstnerisk og politisk aktivisme.

Der ligger samtidig en række konkrete forslag fra Forenede Danske El-bilister (FDEL) og CO2 Green Drive, som står bag initiativet, bl.a. om et miljøtilskud til borgere, som investerer i el-biler. Kunstner og aktivist Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen står bag CO2 Green Drives mange events i og udenfor Danmark, hvor politisk og kunstnerisk aktivisme forenes i det Mikkelsen betegner som intentionel kunst, hvor aktivismen benyttes som kommentar til den politiske og ideologiske virkelighed og til at mobilisere folkelige bevægelser.

Denne gang er der fokus på elbilen som led i et paradigmeskifte i forholdet til brugen af fossile brændstoffer og olieindustriens geopolitiske og miljømæssige konsekvenser. Den kritik, som torsdagens event rummer, er inspireret af økokritiker og naturfilosof Arne Næss’ pointering af de problematiske strategier, han har kaldt “shallowecology” eller overfladisk/retorisk økologi, som dækker over politiske og industrielle lederes retoriske strategier, som kritiseres for i bedste fald at være uambitiøse. 

Den retoriske økologi står i modsætning til deep ecology: den gennemgribende økologi, hvor mennesket i stedet for at være primær aktør i økosystemet indgår som en sidestillet part og dermed bevæger sig bort fra det hidtidige niveau for ressource udnyttelse og kortsigtede miljøstrategier.

(Politiet der ses i baggrunden kom ud og sagde at vi havde afbrudt et møde med den 1 minut lange performance af medelemmerne i Forenede Danske Elbilister - FDEL)

 Både FDEL og CO2 Green Drive har udtrykt bekymring for de miljømæssige konsekvenser ved at nedprioritere omlægningen til elbiler. 

Fuglsang Mikkelsen har tidligere i år skabt opmærksomhed omkring området med opnåelsen af en Guinness verdensrekord for den største parade af elbiler foruden en række beslægtede aktiviteter i bl.a. Manilla, St. Petersborg, Hong Kong indenfor de seneste år. Et centralt element i de intentionelle kunstevents er at kunsten her skal have kommunikativ, politisk og folkelig appel og at ambitionen er at tilvejebringe politisk forandring. 

Kunsten skal således, ifølge Mikkelsen, være med til at skabe nye dagsordner og dermed veje til forandring ved at samle mennesker omkring aktuelle globale problemstillinger. 

Dermed er der tale om en form for kunst, som bevæger sig udenfor museernes og kunsthallernes mure og udnytter kunstens potentiale til at blive et aktivt element i diskussionen af demokratiske grundelementer som ansvar, magt og relationen imellem det private og det politiske. Også ved dette event er det fællesskabet og den aktive deltagelse, som forener miljømæssig bevidsthed, kunstneriske strategier og politiske visioner, hvorved grænserne imellem kunstværk og publikum er opløste og alle deltagere bliver skabere af eventen.

Evt. uddybning og individuelle interviews fås ved henvendelse til:

FDEL - Steen Frederiksen: mobil 20 51 70 80 - mail:

Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen: mobil 60 85 16 75 - mail:

Text by Ann-Sofie Gremaud

UPDATE 2015!

Siden Elbils aktionen blev holdt den 18. december 2014 og vi fik Skatteudvalget til at være nød til at stoppe deres møde om støtte til elbiler i finansloven, er der sket noget. 

"Skatteudvalget rejser fra den 1.til den 5. marts 2015 til Californien for at studere initiativer der er sat i gang på det grønne område – herunder skatte- og afgiftsincitamenter for grønne teknologier, bl.a. for elbiler. 

Desuden skal udvalget drøfte fremtidsperspektiverne inden for it og innovation, globale virksomhedens sociale ansvar i relation til skatte planlægning og perspektiverne omkring internationalisering/skat.
Der planlægges bl.a. møde med Californiens guvernør Jerry Brown. Desuden mødes delegationen med danske iværksættere i Silicon Valley for at drøfte skattevilkår og erfaringer med at drive virksomhed i Californien og med lokale skatte-, energi- og miljømyndigheder. 
Endvidere besøger delegationen bilproducenten Tesla om fremtidens elbiler og Innovation Center om bl.a. venture capital og skatteforhold."

Se mere på Folketingets webside HER

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Grøn kunstmanifestation på den Franske Ambassade - COP21 i Paris 2015

Som optakt til klimatopmødet COP21, der finder sted i Paris om et år, og som markering af 5-året for COP15 i København, holdes en grøn kunstmanifestation på Kongens Nytorv. Arrangmentet lanceres ved en reception på den Franske Ambassade fredag d. 12. december kl. 16.00 – 17.30

Den unge danske kunstner Svend Sømod har skabt en lysanimation, som vil blive projiceret fra den Franske Ambassade over på et 3D maleri, der hænger på Metroselskabets hegn på Kongens Nytorv.
Maleriet måler 4 x 4 meter og er malet med farve indeholdende nanoteknologi, der for hver kvadratmeter nedbryder lige så meget NOx som et voksent træ. 

Maleriet er en 3D- illustration over København med en rute igennem gaderne formet som ”CO2” og installeret med LED lys, der får energi fra solceller monteret øverst på hegnet.

Den Franske Ambassade på Kongens Nytorv ligger ved et af byens mest trafikerede lyskryds med en konstant trafik af biler om dagen og mennesker, der skal ud og feste om natten. Kombinationen af et NOx nedbrydende maleri, LED-lys formet som ”CO2” og en hypnotisk videoanimation, der giver puls og bevægelse i decembermørket, vil kunsten helt konkret påvirke byrummet og dets brugere.

Manifestationen er ét ud af en række projekter lavet af CO2 Green Drive i efteråret 2014, hvor der blandt andet også blev sat en Guinness World Record for Flest Elbiler i en Parade over Øresundsbroen.

CO2 Green Drive er et Kunst, Klima og Teknologi projekt der i 2008 blev initieret af Det Danske Kultur Institut. Solcellepanelet er støttet af den danske solcelleproducent Gaia Solar, LED- lyset er sponsoreret af Osram, malingen af Boysen Paints og produktionen af 3D-maleriet af Københavns Kommune - Sharing Copenhagen.

Begivenheden er en oplagt anledning for ambassaden til at gøre opmærksom på vigtigheden af næste års klimatopmøde i Paris. I 2009 var der stort håb om at klimatopmødet i København ville munde ud i afgørende beslutninger. Denne grønne kunstmanifestation vil være med til at skabe nyt håb for, at der i 2015 bliver taget nogle historiske beslutninger i Paris, for at fremme jordens klima.

Ved receptionen vil den unge pianist Kristian Marstal opføre to nykomponerede klaverværker:
A Descent into the Maelström og Protocol #1.

Tilmelding per mail og foto-ID nødvendig. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


On October 10th in connection with Copenhagen Night of Culture, an Award Show to hand over the official Guinness World Record Certificates done on September 25th, was held on Kongens Nytorv in the centre of Copenhagen. Other than the Award show, it was also the opening/revealing of the 3D CO2 Painting. The painting is the 3D illustration of the CO2 route through Copenhagen that was done in 2009 in connection to COP15. The following images are from the building of the artwork and from the Award Show. The above video is made by Adam & Benjamin of Hovedløs

The artwork was produced in collaboration with Christian Riis (above) of Grounded Craftwork on the Islands Brygge District of Copenhagen.

Glue Spirals was done to connect the different layers of plywood. The Glue was supplied by Dana Lim.

It was a great puzzle to connect the many layers and road layers

Lasse Daugaard Bentzen assisted in the production

Familiar shapes showed up

Shapes seen in other cities skylines

The white primer supplied by Danish company Beck & Jørgensen

The White and Grey KNOxOUT paint was supplied by Boysen Paints in the Philippines

The Grey layer was rolled on top of the first layer of White

The ORANGE CO2 route painted into the Copenhagen Street landscape

Jacob Hartmann from Sharing Copenhagen gave a helping hand

The 16 square meters was added, one by one. In above image Jesper Fuglsang Mikkelsen in the brown leather jacket, while his son Adam Benjamin is up on the ladder filming the process.

The Copenhagen Night of Culture fell upon Kongens Nyorv (The Kings New Square)

To lighten up the wall, a Tesla Model S from Carl Nielsen, a BMW i3 and several electric scooters and MC's from EV Scandinavia used their electric headlights.

The Hollywood Actress and Producer Kristina Korsholm hosted the Award Show

Sten Jauer of LAND Design Lab, who designed the logo for the Electric Bridge - Guinness World Record event also came by the event.

The Electric Bridge Banner was also up for a weekend after the opening.

Will Gurley (above) who is the mastermind behind the design of the map over Copenhagen. He also created ther files, to be transferred into a digital form that can be turned into instructions for the laser cutter to cut out the city from the plywood.


Night - LED Light lit up by solar Power from Gaia Solar

The Information Sign supplied by Cotter, who also helped laser cut out the shapes in the plywood.

To read the text, click the image to enlarge

Close up of KNOxOUT

Close Up 2

Above the whole line up of THANKS TO the collaborating partners. Click on image to enlarge.

Many Thanks also to Mimi Larsson from METRO and her Byens Hegn Team and We Do Agency