London ranked second for greener transport transition

London has been ranked in second place in the race towards decarbonising the transport industry. A new report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) and sponsored by smartphone chip maker Qualcomm ranks 35 global cities based on their level of progress towards achieving a zero-emission transport system. Norwegian city Oslo tops the […]

Majority of Oslo’s new offices achieve green certification

A record number of office buildings under construction in Oslo, Norway, are being built to achieve high green standards. That’s according to the World Green Building Council (GBC), which suggests 70% of Oslo’s new office buildings have been BREEAM-Norway-certified. BREEAM is a method of assessing, rating and certifying the sustainability of buildings. According to the […]

Norwegian firm to capture CO2 from rubbish

A Norwegian oil firm has launched a project to capture CO2 from burning rubbish. Aker Solutions is working in Oslo on the five-month project which is said to be the first of its kind for a waste-to-energy plant. The Klemetsrud plant burns more than 310,000 householders and industrial waste per year to generate heat, emitting […]

Oslo ‘to ban cars from city centre within four years’

Oslo’s new left-wing city Government has reportedly proposed a ban on private cars from the city centre by 2019. The move is part of its plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 50% compared to 1990 levels. Reports claim the winners of the recent municipal elections in Norway’s capital city presented a platform which focused […]

Tesla brings ‘free electric highway’ to the EU

Drivers who own Tesla’s electric car can now charge their vehicles for free when travelling between cities in Norway. Dubbed the ‘Supercharger’, it will help consumers that drive the Model S EV (pictured) charge their cars 20 times faster than most common charging stations, providing half a charge in around 20 minutes, the carmaker claims. […]

Drive from Copenhagen to Stockholm with electric cars

Finnish-based energy firm Fortum and Japanese car maker Nissan are working on a network of electric car chargers to link up Nordic countries. Yesterday the firms signed an agreement to build 50 quick charge points which will make it possible for drivers to go from the Danish capital Copenhagen to Stockholm in Sweden and from […]

Saudi oil company to invest $120m in Europe

A Saudi Arabian oil company has plans to invest around $120million (£76.7million) a year in Europe. Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest crude exporter, has signed an agreement with Norwegian Energy Capital Management (ECM) to invest in technology companies specialising in gas production and drilling technologies, reports claim. Saudi Aramco set up a capital branch, Saudi […]