How the Nordic countries outsmarted the US again

Bergen, Norway (CNN) – Subtly, as is their style, the Nordic countries — Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland — have seized global leadership on clean energy innovation and aim to keep it. Their motive isn’t simply green-tinged altruism — although they’re acutely cognizant of climate change and pollution. They want…

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All-Electric Ships on the Horizon as Rolls Adds Battery Business

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc has begun offering its own battery-powered ship engines in a move that signals the gathering momentum behind a push toward hybrid and ultimately all-electric vessels. While maritime demand for lithium-ion batteries is focused on providing top-up power for traditional diesel and gas-turbine ships, the technology could propel fully electric craft over a…

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Utenlandske penger gir nordisk strømboom

FÅR DRAHJELP: Analysefirmaet Nena tror nordisk sol- og vindkraft vil mer enn doble seg innen 2040, med drahjelp fra statlige subsidier, fallende kostnader og utenlandske investorer på jakt etter avkastning. Dette er Stamåsen vindpark i Norrland i Sverige, som er 60 prosent eid av norske Statkraft. De 26 turbinene produserer rundt 0,2 terawattimer strøm årlig.  …

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