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Nine injured in bus accident

Nine people were injured early on Saturday morning when a bus drove into a ditch on the E6 motorway, north of the village of Tanumshede in Bohuslän in western Sweden.

The night bus, Swebus Express, was en route from Copenhagen to Oslo, according to Ingvar Ryggesjö, press officer for Swebus.

The accident occurred just before 4 am on a temporary road that is currently under construction. The area was under heavy fog.

Although it was moving slowly, the bus lost control in the downpouring rain and fog, drove into a ditch and tipped over, according to Swebus.

A total of nine people were injured, eight passengers and the driver. They were taken to the hospital in Uddevalla by ambulance. At least one person was in critical condition, reported SOS Alarm emergency responders.

An additional 11 passengers received treatment. There were a total of 44 individuals, including the driver, on the bus. All traffic on the E6 was blocked due to all of the emergency vehicles.

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ENVIRONMENT

Copenhagen to miss 2025 zero emissions target

Copenhagen will not reach its longstanding target of becoming CO2 emissions neutral by 2025.

Cyclists on Copenhagen's
Cyclists on Copenhagen's "Lille Langebro" bridge. The Danish capital has admitted to errors in emissions calculations and says it won't be climate neutral in 2025, a long-standing target. Photo by Febiyan on Unsplash

A city councillor told newspaper Jyllands-Posten that the city, which has long stated its aim of becoming the world’s first CO2-neutral capital, would not meet that target as scheduled.

“I won’t need to stand there in 2025 and say ‘hurrah, we’re CO2 neutral’, because I know that CO2 will still be emitted (then),” elected representative Ninna Hedeager Olsen of the Copenhagen Municipality environment section told Jyllands-Posten.

Tourist board Visit Denmark has previously used the emissions goal to market the city, while Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen named the target during the C40 climate summit when it was hosted by Copenhagen in 2019.

But the municipality has included wind energy produced in other municipalities in its calculations on energy sustainability, according to the newspaper report.

This means it effectively still emits CO2 overall.

The company which supplies energy to the city, Hofor, has erected windmills in a number of municipalities outside of Copenhagen. But the electricity produced by these windmills has been used in calculations of CO2 emissions in both Copenhagen and in the municipalities in which the windmills are actually located.

The replication of the energy production in data for different locations can “rightly” be said to be “cheating the scales”, according to Hedeager Olsen.

But that is not the only problem in calculations of the city’s emissions, she also admitted.

“There are loads of things that haven’t been counted,” she said.

The goal to become climate neutral by 2025 was first set by the city in 2012 in a climate plan adopted by the city government.

Copenhagen was the following year awarded the Cities Climate Leadership award for the plan.

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