Norway Gives 60 Million for Climate-friendly Technology

UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the Norwegian Veritas (DNV GL) announced a strategic partnership to promote the development and diffusion of climate-friendly technologies to developing countries. The center is supported by Norway through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with 60 million NOK grant. – Access to climate-friendly technologies in developing countries is essential to meet ...Full Article

New gas discovery in the North Sea

Norwegian energy provider Statoil has announced a gas discovery on the northeast flank of the Visund Field (photo) on the Norwegian Shelf in the North Sea.  The well’s primary exploration ...Full Article

Oil investments expected to fall; unemployment rises

A drop in housing prices and increased unemployment may be the result if the oil investments fall significantly, a new analysis for the Norwegian economy shows.  Statistics Norway presented ...Full Article

Greenpeace activists have boarded Norwegian oil rig

Greenpeace activists have entered the oil rig Transocean Spitsbergen in the Barents Sea. “Irresponsible and illegal,” says Statoil.  The environmental organization Greenpeace is protesting against exploratory drilling in the ...Full Article

Norway Industrial Workers Avert Strike With Wage Deal

OSLO, April 2 (Reuters) – Norway’s industrial workers struck a last minute wage deal on Wednesday, averting a strike that would have involved some of the country’s top oil ...Full Article

Norway agency wants to halt oil industry’s march north

(Reuters) – Norway should not award oil and gas explorationblocks further north in the Arctic Barents Sea and should withdraw more than a dozen blocks from the current licencing round, the Norwegian Environment Agency ...Full Article

Norway electric car sales smash records

Norway’s electric car market boomed in March, with sales of the environmentally friendly vehicles accounting for a record one in five of all cars registered, a national traffic group ...Full Article

Nationwide strike avoided

A nationwide strike by 11,000 industrial workers was avoided Wednesday afternoon, after the two sides finally reached a new wage agreement, through arbitration 18 hours on overtime.   A proposal by National Arbitrator Nils Dalseide was accepted by ...Full Article

Norway strikes mackerel quota deal with EU

The European Union has reached an agreement over controversial mackerel quotas with Norway and the Faroe Islands, prompting an angry reaction from Iceland on Thursday. The deal, agreed in ...Full Article