E.ON expands electric vehicle business in Norway

It hopes to promote its EV and related infrastructure offerings for private customers, companies and local authorities

Trio wins $1.5bn Statoil drilling contracts

They cover the plugging, maintenance and modifications on 18 of Statoil’s fixed platforms

Statoil gets rid of ‘oil’ in new rebranding

The company has committed between 15% to 20% of investment in new energy solutions by 2030

Statoil to invest up to NOK2bn in digital technology

Its new centres, which will be connected to its fields on the NCS, are expected to help increase value creation by more than $2 billion (£1.4bn) from 2020

Oil and gas contracts worth $230m signed for North Sea

A Norwegian oil and gas operator has awarded approximately $230 million (£165m) worth of subsea contracts for the North Sea’s Nova field. Wintershall Norge has awarded two major subsea contracts – the Subsea Production System (SPS) contract has been awarded to Aker Solutions, while the Pipeline and Subsea Construction (PSC) contract has been awarded to […]

Oh buoy! New hybrid ship hits the waves

  A new hybrid expedition ship has been launched in Norway. Cruise, ferry and cargo operator Hurtigruten says the MS Roald Amundsen, which entered the water at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, is the first green ship of its kind in the world. It uses large battery packs, a hybrid engine, advanced hull construction and […]

UK considering implementing Norway’s bottle recycling scheme?

A deposit-based system for recycling bottles in Norway could be implemented in the UK. The Norwegian Government has put a tax on every bottle that isn’t recycled – consumers pay a deposit on the bottle depending on size, return the empty bottle into a machine which reads the barcode and produces a coupon for the […]

Greenpeace appeals after losing Norwegian Arctic oil drilling lawsuit

Greenpeace has launched an appeal after an Oslo court rejected its bid to block oil drilling in the Arctic. The environmental group had argued that Norway’s oil and gas exploration in the Arctic violates people’s right to a clean environment. However, the court said a licensing round in 2015 that awarded offshore exploration rights to […]

Norwegian DJ spins a climate positive tour

  A Norwegian DJ and producer has joined a UN initiative and worked towards making his tour climate positive. Before taking to the road, Matoma and his team measured, reduced and overcompensated the carbon footprint of the tour to achieve the feat. He worked in collaboration with Norwegian firm Chooose and joined Climate Neutral Now, […]

Norway makes wheely good progress on clean car sales

  More than half of Norway’s new car sales in 2017 were electric or hybrid vehicles. That’s according to the Norwegian Road Federation, which says 20.9% were zero emission vehicles, powered mainly by electricity or hydrogen, with hybrids accounting for the other 31.3%. This represents a significant increase over the previous year, when zero emission […]