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Interview Hans Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (Denmark)
Residents in a new Aarhus district can expect their homes to be heated by the seawater in the future.
Denmarkâs largest seawater pump was opened on Aarhus Island yesterday in a bid to generate green district heating.
“It means a lot as it is the first step in the green transitionâ Lasse SÃ¸rensen, the business development manager for Waste Heating Aarhus, told DR Nyheder.
According to SÃ¸rensen, the city has been embracing more sustainable heating options for a while now.
âOur district heating has been fairly green because we have previously converted from coal to biomass, but in the long term we would like to burn less,â explained SÃ¸rensen.
The five-meter-high tank works by changing pressure and temperature via pressure chambers.
Aarhus has planned to build a total of 12 seawater plants to cover the entire heat demand for the district.
When completed, the district will be home to up to 12,000 residents.
According to a new report from Centre for Substance Research, 24,600 young people aged between 15 and 25 have taken cocaine within the past month.
That’s twice as many as in 2014 and has spurred health minister Magnus Heunicke into action.
“I will summon all the exports and the health authority [Sundhedsstyrelsen] and ask them to come up with a plan about what we do next and what we can learn from other countries,” Heunicke told DR Nyheder.
Mads Uffe Pedersen, a professor at the Centre for Drug Research at Aarhus University, believes young users are no longer vocational or upper secondary school students, but also from all parts of the society, including several very young people in primary schools.
âIt is no longer just one group of young people taking drugs,â Pedersen told TV2 News.
Subtle intensive consumption growths
Overall, 11 percent of young people, the equivalent of 89,500, have consumed illegal drugs – including cannabis, which is still the most prevalent drug. But overall consumption has still only increased by 0.17 percent since 2014.
According to the report, several young people have consumed hard drugs or cannabis of a size that requires treatment.
In 2014, around 20,000 young Danes had intensive consumptions. Today the figure is 24,500.
The report also found that alcohol consumption in the same age group had increased over the past five years.
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