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Green Energy

The hidden price of Iceland’s green energy

In times of runaway climate change, phasing out fossil fuels and increasing the share of renewables is imperative. But this transition is not without pitfalls as shown by a recent study of two large renewable projects in Iceland.

Just how good are electric cars?

Norway seems pretty happy with them so far. New report documents Norway's experience with adopting electric and hybrid cars throughout the country.

Power to the people - How to make the low-carbon energy transition work

A recent study of two successful energy transitions in Denmark and Germany shows that transparency and community participation are essential to drive the clean energy agenda forward at the local level.

How to make greener biofuels

A combination of two well known methods could produce a greener, more efficient, biofuel.

The transition to green energy has not really begun

Building 278 new wind turbines in Norway won't be nearly enough for the country's transition to more climate friendly practices.

How to nudge consumers to make greener choices

Customers can be nudged into choosing environmentally friendly alternatives when shopping online.

Power companies unprepared for hacking attacks

Norwegian power distribution companies should carry out more regular contingency exercises to prepare themselves for hacking attacks. If they don't, they won't be equipped to identify and deal with crisis situations.

A third industrial revolution for Norway?

Norway’s wealth and prosperity over the last four decades has been built on oil, but will Norway now move towards a greener future that relies on renewable energy, shared transport and ultra-efficient housing?

The future's batteries could be plastic

Battery technologies are continually improving, but some researchers are going on beyond metal oxides in favour of plastic.

Biofuel breakthrough: scientists use GMO yeast to produce fuel

Gene manipulated yeast cells makes biofuel production faster and cheaper. It's big, says scientist.