Norway wants to help solve SA's energy crisis

2015-05-15 12:26

The Norwegian government has had a strong presence at the African Utility Week in Cape Town, to provide possible solutions to SA’s electricity crisis.

Deep-sea microbes the missing link

2015-05-06 22:06

Deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean between Greenland and Norway, scientists have found micro-organisms they call a missing link connecting the simple cells that first populated Earth to the complex cellular life now.

Nobel winners help Asian cities tackle climate change

2015-04-21 21:10

Nine Nobel prize winners in fields ranging from economics to medicine will try to come up with ideas this week to help fast-growing cities in Asia cope with global warming.

Indonesian leader 'committed to environmental'

2015-04-15 13:47

Indonesia’s president has assured Norway, which has pledged up to $1bn in aid to help preserve the Southeast Asian country’s forests, that he is as committed to the environment as his predecessor, the Norwegian PM says.

Norway to punish polluting companies

2015-04-11 09:17

Norway says it will bar its state pension fund, the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund, from investing in the worst climate-polluting companies.

Magical views from top of the world for solar eclipse

2015-03-20 13:16

All eyes were on the skies for a solar eclipse set to offer spectacular views, from selected airplane seats, European countries with the right weather and a remote Arctic archipelago.

Norway's Muslims and Jews link up in peace vigil

2015-02-21 22:28

Over 1 000 people have attended a peace vigil outside an Oslo synagogue organised by Norwegian Muslims in a show of solidarity with Jews a week after fatal shootings in Denmark.

Norway, Germany to build underwater cable

2015-02-10 17:00

Firms in Norway and Germany have signed an agreement to build an over 600km long power cable linking the electricity networks of the two countries.

Norway drops plan to ban beggars

2015-02-06 12:45

Norway's government has dropped a plan to ban begging after opposition arose from opposition parties and rights campaigners.

Norway, UK team up to bring power to Africa

2015-02-03 14:45

State-owned development funds from Norway and Britain have teamed up to build more power plants in sub-Saharan Africa, the funds, Norfund and CDC.


Pakistan helicopter crash kills Norwegian, Philippine ambassadors

2015-05-08 11:16

The Norwegian and Philippine ambassadors to Pakistan have been killed when a military helicopter crashed into a school in the north of the country, an army spokesperson says.

Norway's finance minister doubts global warming is man-made

2015-04-29 19:53

Norway's finance minister says she has doubts that global warming is man-made.

Norway to review electric car subsidies

2015-04-20 21:04

Norway is reviewing its subsidies for electric vehicles after generous government incentives made the country the biggest user of battery powered cars in the world.

Statoil could cut over 10% of jobs - report

2015-04-13 16:30

Statoil could shed 2 400 jobs in May, or nearly 11% of the total workforce, as the Norwegian oil giant cuts costs following the plunge in global oil prices.

Eclipse thrills on remote Arctic islands

2015-03-20 18:40

A solar eclipse thrilled thousands of sky gazers on remote Arctic islands but clouds disappointed some viewers of a rare celestial show.

Radical preacher arrested for praising Paris killers

2015-02-27 16:26

A radical Islamic preacher has been arrested in Norway after praising last month's deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly in Paris.

Norway unveils plan to develop huge oil field

2015-02-13 16:30

State-controlled energy firm Statoil has presented plans to develop the largest oil find off Norway since the 1980s, which will create 50 000 jobs.

Statoil cuts investments due to oil price dip

2015-02-06 19:15

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has cut back on planned investments as annual profits were slashed in half in the wake of tumbling oil prices and heavy write-downs.

Norway to cut climate pollution by 40% by 2030

2015-02-04 15:46

Norway says it will cut its emissions of global warming gases by 40% by 2030, aligning itself with the target set by the European Union.

Norway moves ice edge north, invites oil bids

2015-01-20 21:00

Norway has invited firms to drill for oil and gas further inside the Arctic Circle, putting the government at loggerheads with opposition parties.

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