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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.

The oceans of tomorrow have floating islands

Rapid growth of the world’s population, especially in coastal regions, adds pressure on resources and land already approaching their physical limits. Scientists are designing platforms to combine industry and harbour activity with renewable energy, aquaculture and leisure.

Turning seaweed to biofuel

A Norwegian research group has been able to achieve bio-oil yields of 79 percent from a common kelp.

Hope for the climate, hope for clean air

Climate talks in New York last week have offered a glimmer of hope that the world’s political leaders finally understand the need to act to curb global warming.

Plastic solar cells see the light of day

In the future, you may be able to buy solar cells for your roof from a roll, by the metre.

What works best for back pain?

Your back is robust and you should use it. This is the message that many back patients are hearing from their doctor today. But is that enough? Do they recover more quickly if they receive more treatment, like physical therapy?