Bosses at Amager Bakke Power Station in Copenhagen want you to know how dirty they are. Although they’ve made efforts to clean up their act and reduce impact on the environment, the plant still chucks out 107,000 tons of CO2 every year. So, in their mission to become the ‘world’s cleanest power plant’, the station wants to make everyone aware of their emissions.
They don’t want to shout it from the rafters, but they’ve invited artists realities: united, the Danish Technical University and Peter Madsen’s Rumlatorium to show it from the rooftop – with a steam chimney art installation. A steam ring generator makes the most of leftover steam, and sends out a circular puff for every ton of CO2 given off from the plant. They may still be dirty, but they’re running rings round other power stations.