Tag Archives: Europe

Gas is key for Europe to reach climate target at lowest cost

Europe can meet its 2050 ambition of reducing its CO2-emissions by 80 per cent compared to 1990, in a faster and more cost-efficient way if natural gas plays a significant part in the energy mix going forward. In a report initiated by a group of experienced gas players in Europe and ...

Desire for broad cooperation in the North

“In order to maintain an effective operational defence we have to work closely together with our European neighbours,” says defence minister Grete Faremo following the extended Nordic-Baltic meeting of defence ministers held in Oslo on 9-10 November. Representatives from eleven countries have come together in Oslo to discuss security challenges and the ...

High-cost Norway worried by struggling Europe

Norway must restrict its spending of petro-dollars to ensure its high-cost economy does not become even more expensive at a time when its European neighbours face low growth and stagnant wages, top policy makers said Tuesday. Central bank Governor Svein Gjedrem told a financial seminar in Norway's "oil capital" Stavanger that the issue of costs ...

Norway to apply BP oil spill lessons to Arctic

Norway will apply lessons learnt in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in its approach to opening new hydrocarbon exploration zones in the Arctic region, the country's prime minister said on Monday. Europe's second-largest energy supplier is considering whether to open up the Lofoten islands, as well as other areas in ...

Opera more than doubles download numbers in Europe after Choice Screen introduction

Following the introduction of the Choice Screen in Europe, Opera Software is experiencing a dramatic uptake on downloads of its latest browser, Opera 10.50. After the Choice Screen launch in early March, on average, more than half of the European downloads of Opera’s latest browser come directly from the Choice Screen. “This confirms ...

Yes he can – US Ambassador visit to NTNU

American President Barack Obama has only been in office a year but has steadfastly tackled some of the most pressing problems facing the United States, from health care reform to nuclear proliferation in Iran, the American ambassador to Norway told a gathering of NTNU students on Monday. “He has taken on tough issues and has not ...

Storting election 2009. Survey Stable and low turnout among immigrants

At the Storting election last year the electoral turnout among Norwegian citizens with an immigrant background was 24 percentage points lower than the total electoral turnout at 76.4 percent. Electors with a background from North and Central America, and Oceania recorded the highest voter turnout with 69 percent. The lowest voter turnout was recorded among ...

10.8 million passengers flew with Norwegian in 2009

Norwegian experienced strong passenger growth last year and flew 18 per cent more passengers than the previous year. In total, 63 new routes were established; 30 in Denmark, 18 in Sweden and 15 new routes in Norway. In December, Norwegian transported 815 562 passengers. This is an increase of 163 667 passengers or a 25 percent ...

THINK City production starts at new state-of-the-art facility in Finland

Think City starts production in Finland. Photo: Think.no

THINK has re-started production of the THINK City model, one of the world’s first urban EVs, at a state-of-the-art new facility with manufacturing partner Valmet Automotive in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Valmet Automotive is a leading provider of engineering and manufacturing services to the automotive industry and recently became a THINK shareholder and strategic industrial partner. Today marks ...

North Sea cable could bring Norway’s energy to UK

Photo: Statnett

NGIL, a National Grid subsidiary, and Statnett have signed a contract to explore the prospects of a power connection between Norway and Great Britain, possibly together with an offshore grid in the North Sea. The contract is in line with the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Riis-Johansen and the British Minister of Energy & ...