Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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Norway Oil Exploration Refunds Are Not State Aid -ESA

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Norway's regulations allowing oil and gas companies to claim refunds for exploration spending do not constitute state aid, the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority (ESA) said on Wednesday."Having scrutinized it on the basis of a comprehensive complaint…

Maritime Decarbonization: The Path Starts in Norway

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Breaking new ground: the all-electric, zero-emissions Future of The FjordsNorwegian cruise vessel offers amazing tourist experience while protecting fragile UNESCO World Heritage environmentFuture of the Fjords, the world’s first all-electric and completely emissions-free ship…

Oslo Trash Incinerator Starts Experiment to Slow Climate Change

Oslo's main waste incinerator began the world's first experiment to capture carbon dioxide from the fumes of burning rubbish on Monday, hoping to develop technology to enlist the world's trash in slowing global warming. The test at the Klemetsrud incinerator…

Norway Offers to Join Europe's Carbon Capture Efforts

Norway said on Wednesday it has put on hold plans to fund its first full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) plant and will instead help pay for a project in the European Union. Environmental campaigners say the move, announced on Wednesday by Oil and Energy Minister Tord Lien…

Norway to Relaunch Carbon Capture Plan

Norway's government will this spring launch a strategy to develop technology for capturing and burying heat-trapping emissions from polluting industries, aiming to make good on a pledge to build a full-size plant by 2020. Proponents…

Norway Looks to Arctic Oil Exploration

The 22nd License Round announced by Minister of Petroluem and Energy Ola Borten Moe includes as many as 72 blocks in the Barents Sea, several of them near the polar ice ridge, reports the 'Barents Observer'. And Norwegian Arctic drilling will not stop with the 22nd License Round.