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Anything but coal

Policymakers, industry and government officials will have to invest 2.3 trillion euros for electricity generation over the next 20 years.

Bacteria eat electricity and convert it into biofuel

New research into electricity eating bacteria could revolutionise renewable energy.

Fishing vessel transformed into a wave power plant

Is it possible for a redundant fishing vessel to be used as a power plant? Absolutely. The first vessel of its kind is now anchored offshore in Norway, with the aim of generating electricity from the natural forces of the sea.

Wind power could cover Norway’s energy needs 20 times

University professor believes that Norway should make use of the country's untapped potential in wind power. Not everybody agrees with him.

Office buildings from the 80's go zero-emission

Two Norwegian office buildings have been renovated and represent Northern Europe’s first zero-emission buildings of their type. These are only the first of several.

Solar-powered bread baking in Ethiopia

An oven powered by solar energy is nothing new under the sun. However, the long-lasting high temperatures make this one unique.

Calls for more passive houses

If all Norwegians completely renovated their houses, vast amounts of electricity could be saved and used elsewhere, estimates show.

Urgent need to phase out coal power

Coal power is one of the main causes why greenhouse gas emissions have risen at an unprecedented rate over the last 10 years. We can cut emissions using wind power, solar heat and power, highly efficient building shells and electric vehicles.

Urgent need to recycle rare metals

Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU.

Wresting more power from wind turbines

Offshore floating wind farms require some highly advanced and novel controls to be both long-lasting and productive.