Equinor announces new oil and gas discovery

Recoverable resources are estimated at up to almost 38m barrels of oil equivalent

Norway submits plan for £2bn carbon capture and storage project

The government proposes to initially implement the carbon capture technology at Norcem’s cement factory in Brevik

‘Painting wind turbine blades black could reduce significantly bird fatalities’

That’s according to the Senior Research Ecologist of the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research Roel May, who spoke to ELN about his research on the impact of wind turbines on birds

Painting one wind turbine blade black ‘could reduce bird mortality by 70%’

NINA has also found ultraviolet lighting may deter the birds from the lit area and notes different placement of wind infrastructure could help reduce impacts

US and Norway strengthen co-operation in offshore energy

The Memorandum of Understanding includes collaboration in areas such as offshore wind energy, offshore oil and gas and seabed minerals

Elkem selects site in Norway for battery materials plant

The Northern Recharge project at Herøya Industrial Park aims to make batteries greener with lower carbon emissions

Equinor appoints Anders Opedal as new CEO

He will take over the role from 2nd November 2020, replacing Eldar Sætre, who will retire after six years as CEO and more than 40 years in the company

Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean breaks 41-year-old heat record

The unusual temperature was 0.4°C above the old record on 16th July 1979

European surveillance body greenlights Norway’s €2.1bn carbon capture and storage project

The project will see the development of carbon capture facilities at a cement factory and a waste-to-energy plant and the storage of CO2 below the seabed in the North Sea

Nepal granted $200m loan to modernise power supply systems

While Nepal has made significant progress in power supply after years of chronic electricity shortages, its transmission and distribution systems need to be further strengthened