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Norway's Capital City Pushes To Phase Out Personal Vehicles

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Oslo, the capital city of Norway, has been making a rapid push to lower its carbon footprint since late 2015. With expectations of a boom in population, they quickly moved to renewable energy and slashing carbon emissions. They also made an effort to ban cars in the central part of the city, which is where all the shops and businesses were located. Faced with heavy backlash, the city council decided to go a different direction.

According to The Guardian, over 60 percent of the Oslo’s carbon emissions was coming from vehicles. The capital city was able to install a district heating system and was the first of its kind to divest from the coal industry, but if it wanted to really put a dent in their carbon footprint, it had to fix the issue with transportation.