Gallery: Finland Plans to Build World’s Greenest Highway


Finland recently unveiled plans to build the world’s first green highway — an 81-mile stretch of road that would feature charging stations for electric cars and pumps filled with local biofuels. Outfitted with energy-efficient lighting systems and geothermal heat pumps, the proposed carbon-neutral roadway handily out-greens Britain’s plans for a green service station.

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  3. beate860 August 22, 2010 at 3:20 am

    we should have more highways like this

  4. capeless777 August 20, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    It’s a step in the right direction, but it’s still a petroleum-based asphalt road. The only “greener” road would be a Solar Roadway:

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