Climate change

Published 16.10.2007 //

The European Commission has published the stakeholders’ contributions for the review process of the Emission Trading Scheme.

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Published 05.10.2007 //

Norwegian businesses will be connected to the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, EU-ETS, and the Government has announced a 500 million Norwegian kroner appropriation for the purpose of purchasing Emission Reductions eligible for Kyoto Protocol compliance.

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Published 28.09.2007 //

Norway aims at being carbon neutral by 2050. Through the newly launched web site CarbonNeutralNorway.no the Norwegian Ministry of Finance is going to do business in the international emission markets.

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Published 31.07.2007 //

The European Commissioner for Science and Research, Janez Potocnik, visited the arctic island group Svalbard in July and commented on climate change; – Seeing is believing, he said, after observing how the glaciers are melting.

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Published 26.06.2007 //

The Norwegian Government 22 June presented an ambitious white paper to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In its white paper the Government is proposing that Norway should have the world’s most ambitious climate targets. The country is to be carbon neutral by 2050, which means that all remaining emissions will be set off against emissions in other countries.

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Published 26.06.2007 //

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs visited Norway 24 and 25 June for the EC-Norway energy dialogue. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) was a part of the discussion. The Commissioner was brought to the Sleipner offshore field where CO2 has been stored under the sea for more than 10 years.

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Published 16.05.2007 //

The Dynamis project conducted by the Norwegian research foundation SINTEF will lay the ground for deciding on the location of the first large-scale power plant with carbon capture and storage capabilities. “This project is the first to combine the production of electricity and hydrogen while capturing the resulting carbon dioxide – a daunting technological challenge” says Jens Hetland of SINTEF Energy Research.

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Published 16.05.2007 //

The idea of storing  carbon dioxide occurred to Erik Lindeberg some 20 years ago in his holiday home in Sweden. Today a researcher at SINTEF Petroleum Research, an independent research foundation, Lindeberg is proud to call himself the father of Carbon Capture and Storage technology.

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Published 04.03.2007 //

A new public enterprise will be set up to manage the Norwegian Government’s participation in the development of carbon capture and storage technology, The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy said in a statement Friday.

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Published 21.02.2007 //

Being an energy rich nation with a strong focus on challenges of climate change, Norway aim to make carbon capture and storage (CCS) a reality. This fact sheet presents the Mongstad CCS project and Norway’s extensive experience in storing CO2 in geological structures.

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