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When Do EVs Become Competitive? Answers From Norway

October 14, 2014 by Schalk Cloete

EVs and Norway

EVs currently capture more than 10% of the Norwegian new car market. This article takes a closer look at the magnitude of the sales price reductions, fuel price differences and additional perks required to achieve this level of market penetration.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: Norway Supplies More than 20% of Europe's Natural Gas Needs

May 23, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Norway Fuel Exports

Norway is the world's third-largest natural gas exporter. In 2013, Norway supplied 21% of total European natural gas needs. Norway's natural gas reaches the Continent mainly via its extensive export pipeline infrastructure, while a small fraction is exported as liquefied natural gas by tanker.[read more]

Norway's Investment Can Help End Energy Poverty

March 27, 2014 by Justin Guay

Solar and Energy Poverty

Against the fervent protests of global coal lobbyists, Norway is considering divesting from coal while doubling down on investments in renewable energy and sustainable development internationally. These initiatives could unleash billions in investments in renewable energy around the globe.[read more]

Norway Greenlights Wind Farms To Triple National Capacity

August 29, 2013 by Joshua Hill

The Norwegian Petroleum and Energy Ministry announced on Tuesday that they had awarded permission to SAE Vind DA, Sarepta Energi AS, and Zephyr AS to build 8 new wind farms in the country, in an effort to triple the nation’s wind capacity.[read more]

Major Norwegian Pension Fund Drops Tar Sands Investments

July 7, 2013 by Kevin Grandia

As the financial community begins to wake up to this idea of stranded assets and the citizenry continues to press for reform to the Canadian tar sands industry, we might be in for a very long hot summer.[read more]

Norway Loves The Nissan Leaf … But Why?

May 9, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

image via Nissan

Nissan recently sent out a release to the automotive press touting the fact that the company had sold 1,000 Nissan Leafs in Norway in just six months. The company went on to claim that the Leaf became the second-best selling Nissan in Norway and the ninth-best selling passenger car overall in February, claiming almost 2 percent of the...[read more]

Where Gas is Already $10 per Gallon

May 9, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

I've just returned from a business trip to Norway. One of the first things I noticed upon my arrival there, on the way into town from the airport, was the price of gasoline. Since Norway still uses its own currency rather than the Euro--lucky them--I had to look up the exchange rate before I could calculate that 15.40 Norwegian Kroner per liter equated to a penny or two under $10 per gallon.[read more]

Is hydropower necessary to make wind work?

April 9, 2012 by Michael Giberson

From time to time a promoter of wind power will encourage the U.S. to follow Denmark’s lead and aim for a much higher levels of wind power on the grid. (Recently Denmark’s legislature established a goal of attaining 50 percent of its energy from wind power by 2020.)A working paper by Johannes Mauritzen explains one of the key factors...[read more]

Tapping Salt Water's Energy Potential

May 26, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

It's rare to run across a novel form of renewable energy that hasn't already been touted as the Next Big Thing and the potential savior of humanity. Work on harnessing salinity gradient power, one aspect of which is also known as "osmotic power", has proceeded in relative obscurity, with only one demonstration-scale installation that I'm...[read more]

Key Countries Commit to a Partnership to Reduce Deforestation Emissions

May 27, 2010 by NRDC Switchboard

Today, around 50 developed and developing countries have signed a partnership to take “immediate action” to reduce deforestation emissions.  These countries signed a “REDD+ Partnership” (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) at the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference in Norway.  The Partnership is an...[read more]

Norway's Think to build electric cars in Indiana

January 5, 2010 by Todd Woody

photo: Think In The New York Times on Tuesday, I write about Norwegian electric carmaker Think’s announcement that it will open its first U.S. assembly plant in Indiana: Think, the Norwegian electric carmaker, said on Tuesday that it will open its first American assembly plant in Elkhart, Ind. The Think City, a battery-powered, two-...[read more]

Price signals and free markets lead to oil exploration: who’d a thunk it?

September 24, 2009 by Lynne Kiesling

From a good article in today’s New York Times: 2009 is turning out to be a bumper year for new oil discoveries; new oil discoveries always occur, but this year has been unusually fruitful. This quote from the article illustrates the important dynamic intertemporal incentives that price signals provide: These discoveries, spanning five...[read more]

A 24 MW Wave Power Plant For Turkey ?

August 29, 2009 by Big Gav

Renewable Energy World has an article on a wave power - Langlee Wave Power And Unmaksan To Build 24-MW SystemTurkish energy company Unmaksan and Norwegian energy company Langlee Wave Power have signed a deal to build a 24-MW wave power system off the coast of Turkey. The exact location has not been determined.The first phase of the...[read more]

Norway's Think is back in business; in Finland

August 27, 2009 by Todd Woody

photo: Think Norwegian electric car maker Think has exited bankruptcy protection and brought on board new investors. As I write in the New York Times Green Inc. blog today: Norwegian electric car maker Th!nk is back on the road. The company on Thursday said it has exited bankruptcy protection and secured $47 million in new funding to...[read more]

Tough measures deliver in Scandinavia

August 17, 2009 by David Hone

It may be vacation time, but I find I am not far away from the world of climate policy – in fact a trip with my son up to Norway by ship gives an excellent perspective on policy measures that are delivering real results. We started out in Copenhagen, with the main convention centre near the airport already sporting a Vestas wind turbine...[read more]