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Yay, Malmbanan on the first pic! The busiest piece of railroad in Sweden, far north of the arctic circle, with the most powerful locomotives in the world. Sometimes people joke that it works so well because it's not run by the state railroad, but by the mining company LKAB...

For the last 15 years Swedish infrastrucuture has been under attack from neoliberalism, and the accumulated lack of maintenance is becoming clearer for every passing year: last winter the rail system was in shambles, and this year it's close to collapse. There have been considerable issues with the power grid as well this year. Granted that this winter and the last were the snowiest and coldest for decades.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Sun Dec 5th, 2010 at 09:19:53 AM EST
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