How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Along a 5.5-mile stretch of road in Hole, Norway, smart streetlights automatically dim when nobody's around—then come back to full power when a car, pedestrian, or other object approaches. emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lightingAs children, we're all taught to turn off the lights behind us as we leave an empty room. But it seems Norwegians have taken that lesson one step further.

Half of all new cars sold in Norway last year are electric or hybrid, as diesel ebbs fast

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Norway was one of the earliest nations to set a coherent and broad-based national plan to cut its carbon emissions, and then stick to it. emissions sales global warming Norway climate change New car salesFor road transport, it plans to phase out sales of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2025 using a variety of carrots (financial incentives and special privileges) and sticks (very high taxes on.

Orders in: 1,000 buyers in Norway reserve coming all-electric BMW iX3 crossover SUV

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BMW opened order books for its upcoming electric iX3 in Europe at the beginning of September, and the company already has deposits for 1,000 in Norway. In a page out of the Tesla playbook, the Norwegian buyers each put down deposits of almost $1,900 (1,600 Euros.) News of the deposits was first reported by the Express in Britain. DON'T MISS: BMW

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IEA: record oil output from US, Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets well supplied

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Over the next three years, gains from the United States alone will cover 80% of the world’s demand growth, with Canada, Brazil and Norway—all IEA members—able to cover the rest, according to Oil 2018 , the IEA’s five-year market analysis and forecast.

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Electrics, hybrids soar in Norway, China; Ford F-150 diesel; gas mileage flat; E30 ethanol? Today's Car News

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Today, news from Norway about electric cars (and streetlights), gas mileage stuck in a rut, a new wrinkle on ethanol, and a new diesel for the Ford F-150 pickup truck promises higher fuel efficiency. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran down last week's most important green-car stories. Today in Car News

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Norway confirms electric car incentives until 2018

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Norway has decided to guarantee its package of support measures for electric cars until at least 2018. A leading country in Europe for electric car uptake, Norway’s decision provides an important boost to the fledgling EV industry, which suffers from doubt over the longevity of support measures in other countries. Electric cars electric car Norway

Five electric cars tested in cold Norwegian winter: how did they do?

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Our counterparts in Norway have exactly the same challenges in winter—but they're far further along in adopting plug-in electric cars, to slash the carbon footprint of the. Weather Norway plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Winter WeatherDrivers in the parts of North America that get winter weather are deeply familiar with snow-clogged wheel wells, iced-in wipers, and weak batteries, to list just a few.

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British Columbia joins governments planning to ban gas and diesel cars

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The province would join nine countries and more than a dozen cities around the world in setting a deadline to end eternal-combustion sales in coming decades, including Britain, France, Norway. The Canadian province of British Columbia plans to ban sales of new gas and diesel cars by 2040, phasing in targets for electric car sales starting in 2025.

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IEA: key oil trends 2018

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in 2018 compared to 2017, reaching a record total monthly production of over 100 million tons at the beginning of the year and remaining above this for almost all of 2018, according to the IEA. or 105 Mt in 2018 compared to 2017. in 2018 compared to 2017.

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Nikola Motor introduces Nikola Tre heavy-duty hydrogen-electric truck for Europe

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European testing is projected to begin in Norway around 2020. In response what it said is widespread interest from European customers, Nikola Motor Company has designed a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets.

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GlobalData: growing global electric vehicle market will more than double lithium demand over the next 5 years

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Data and analytics company GlobalData forecasts that the demand for lithium needed for the production of lithium-ion batteries for use in EVs will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022. In Europe, Norway accounted for 5.4%

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The ICCT: Nearly half of the world’s EVs are in 25 cities; China leads the way

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Nearly half of the world’s electric vehicles are in 25 cities, according to a new briefing by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). As of the end of 2017, these 25 cities were home to nearly 1.4 million of the world’s 3.1 million passenger electric vehicles.

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Porsche kills diesels, BMW iX3 electric car orders, and Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

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The BMW iX3 electric car tallies 1,000 reservations in Norway. Porsche declares it's done building diesel-powered cars. Kia drops the most affordable Soul EV variant. We ask which electric SUV has readers most interested in a new Twitter poll. And will VW build any of its electric cars in the United States? All of this and more on Green Car

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MAN Cryo first supplier to develop a marine, liquid-hydrogen fuel-gas system

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In particular, Norway is currently developing several promising hydrogen applications. MAN Cryo, the wholly owned subsidiary of MAN Energy Solutions, has—in close cooperation with Fjord1 and Multi Maritime in Norway— developed a marine fuel-gas system for liquefied hydrogen.

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Researchers increase carbon efficiency of BtL process from 38 to >90% by adding hydrogen from renewable sources; 2.4x more fuel produced

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Researchers in Norway report that the carbon efficiency of a conventional Biomass-to-Liquid (BtL) process can be increased from 38 to more than 90% by adding hydrogen from renewable energy sources.

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JRC: e-vehicle market in Europe is slowly gaining momentum, but breakthrough is needed

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The highest numbers were registered in Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, France and the UK.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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The diesel decline continued during the first six months of 2018, as registrations were down by 17%. Diesel’s biggest declines took place in Norway (-32%), the UK (-30%), Slovenia (-28%), Finland (-20%) and Belgium (-20%).

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Nel ASA awarded multi-billion NOK contract for 448 electrolyzers (1 GW) by Nikola Motor

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Nikola has already placed an initial order amounting to more than US$9 million for two demo-stations for which delivery will commence towards the end of 2018. The electrolyzer stacks will be manufactured in Norway and fueling equipment in Denmark.

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Rolls-Royce launches new modular Li-ion battery system for ships: SAVe Energy

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The development work has been partly funded by the Norwegian Research Council of Norway’s ENERGIX program. SAVe Energy is be delivered from the Rolls-Royce Power Electric site in Bergen, Norway, as part of the company’s offering of complete ship systems.

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Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks share live vehicle data to improve traffic safety

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From 2018, live and anonymized data will be shared between selected Volvo trucks sold in Sweden and Norway with the company’s own hazard-alert systems, and Volvo cars equipped with Volvo Cars’ Hazard Light Alert system.

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How many billions are going into electric cars, globally? Guess the number.

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and Norway—are aiming to phase out the sale of new fossil-fuel vehicles entirely between 2025 and 2040. Countries around the world—especially China, France, the U.K., So it's in automakers' best interests to begin planning and investing now in vehicle lineups that will comply with that regulatory environment when it comes. But the. China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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IEA report draws lessons from rapid uptake of EVs in Nordic countries

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In proportion to its population, the Nordic region—Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden—is strikingly ahead of the rest of the world in adopting electric cars. Norway, Iceland and Sweden have the highest ratios of EVs per person, globally.

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Study finds behavior-influencing policies remain critical for mass market success of low-carbon vehicles

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The difference these policies can make, if applied in a multi-pronged strategy, can already be seen in countries that strongly support the use of alternative-fuel vehicles, such as China, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

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Britain's electric utility backs earlier ban on new cars with engines, in 2030

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Norway and The Netherlands started the trend a few years ago, though they're relatively tiny car markets. Then France and the U.K. joined in. China, the world's largest new-car market by far, is doing it—though the country hasn't decided when. All of those countries plan to ban, or work the end of, sales of new vehicles with. emissions government zero emissions UK England electric utilities Zero Emission Vehicle fossil fuels

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ICCT assesses impact of EV battery manufacturing life-cycle emissions debt; policy implications

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—Hall and Lutsey (2018). Hall and Lutsey 2018. In markets with very low-carbon electricity, such as Norway or France, electric vehicles produce less than a third of the life-cycle emissions of an average combustion-engine vehicle.

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HYON receives PILOT-E funding for two zero-emissions maritime projects using fuel cells and green H2

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HYON AS has, together with partners, been awarded grants under Norway’s PILOT-E scheme for the development and realization of two maritime projects; a high-speed ferry and a short-sea freighter. The PILOT-E scheme provides funding for Norwegian trade and industry and has been launched as a collaboration between the Research Council, Innovation Norway and Enova.

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Kalmar and Yara developing first fully-digitalized and electric cargo solution for autonomous electric Yara Birkeland

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Yara have entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalized container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway.

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Hyundai Motor enters MoU with H2 Energy for 1,000 heavy-duty fuel-cell trucks and renewable hydrogen

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H2 Energy is a company specializing in the production and supply of renewable hydrogen in Switzerland, with business subsidiaries in Germany, Norway and Austria. Hyundai Motor Company has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Swiss hydrogen company H2 Energy (H2E).

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TOAR shows present-day global ozone distribution and trends relevant to health; public database

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Lefohn, Samera Hamad, Raeesa Moolla, Sverre Solberg, Zhaozhong Feng (2018) “Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report: Present-day ozone distribution and trends relevant to human health” Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 6(1):12 doi: 10.1525/elementa.273.

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MIT study finds real-world NOx from diesels cars in Europe greatly exceeds laboratory levels; transboundary emissions cause 70% of health impacts

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Together, these groups represent more than 90% of the total number of diesel cars sold between 2000 and 2015, in 28 member states of the EU, along with Norway and Switzerland. Barrett (2018) “Country- and manufacturer-level attribution of air quality impacts due to excess NOx emissions from diesel passenger vehicles in Europe,” Atmospheric Environment , Volume 189, Pages 89-97 doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.06.047.

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MAN eTGE battery-electric van to be mass-produced from July onwards

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The first electric-powered vans from MAN are to be used first in metropolitan areas of Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Norway and the Netherlands. MAN, a member of the Volkswagen Group, is now selling a battery-electric van, the MAN eTGE.

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Study finds car dealerships pose significant barrier to EV adoption

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In 126 “mystery shopper” experiences at 82 car dealerships across Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the team found that that dealers were dismissive of EVs; misinformed shoppers on vehicle specifications; omitted EVs from the sales conversation; and strongly oriented customers towards gasoline and diesel vehicle options. outside of Norway.

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Nikola Motor Company hires Jesse Schneider from BMW as hydrogen and fuel cell technologies VP

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At Nikola, Schneider will spearhead efforts with the Fuel Cell R&D Division working with Bosch in Germany ( earlier post ) and the hydrogen fueling technology team for the Nikola stations with NEL Hydrogen in Norway. The additional purchase order brings the total value for the demo stations to approximately $9 million, with delivery in the second half of 2018 and into 2019. is completing a 150,000 square-foot R&D facility in Phoenix where the company will relocate by 1 August 2018.

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5 electric cars in winter, BMW EV volume, 2019 Toyota Corolla, a little i-MiEV luv: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got a fond look back at the world's first affordable modern electric car, winter EV testing in the snows of Norway, the new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, and BMW's big plans for volume production of plug-in cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A Norwegian club tested five electric cars in winter conditions, and found some. Today in Car News

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Volvo’s Polestar 1 PHEV makes European debut; pre-orders open 13 March

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Polestar will open pre-orders for the Polestar 1 at 08:00 CET on 13 March 2018 with a request to the list of potential customers to pay a fully-refundable deposit of €2,500.

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SEAT to introduce 500 km MEB-based EV, Leon PHEV in 2020

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The first two vehicles will be the SEAT Tarraco and the CUPRA Ateca, which are going on sale at the end of 2018. In addition, markets have been opened recently in Norway and New Zealand, now making the company present on all five continents. SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will introduce its first fully electric vehicle in 2020. Built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, the new EV will feature a range of 500 km (311 miles).

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€106M JIVE 2 project launches in Europe; 152 fuel cell buses across 14 European cities

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Coordinated by Element Energy , and supported by a €25-million (US$31.2-million) grant from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), the JIVE 2 project will deploy 152 fuel cell electric buses across 14 European cities throughout France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK. The JIVE 2 project will run for six years from January 2018. In Europe, the JIVE 2 project (Second Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe) launched this week.

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DOE awarding ~$44M to seven carbon capture projects

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MTR) will scale up next-generation Polaris membranes and modules to a final form for commercial use and validate their potential in an engineering-scale field test at the Technology Centre Mongstad in Norway. Engineering-Scale Demonstration of Mixed-Salt Process for CO 2 Capture SRI International will demonstrate its Mixed-Salt Process at engineering scale, using the existing infrastructure at the Technology Centre Mongstad in Norway.

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Kongsberg selects Leclanché for energy storage solutions for electric and hybrid marine industry; 45 MWh for 9 vessels

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DNV GL is an international accredited registrar and classification society for maritime vessels headquartered in Høvik, Norway. Leading global maritime technology company Kongsberg Maritime has selected Leclanché as its battery partner and supplier of customized marine energy storage solutions.

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Next 2018 Nissan Leaf teaser sketch; electric car debuts Sept. 5

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The global debut of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car is just a month away, and now another teaser image has been released. You can compare it to a shot of the actual vehicle, captured last week in Norway while a 2018 Leaf was. This one's a design sketch showing a drawing of the car's side profile, suitably shaded to obscure some of the details. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Ferguson Marine and partners to develop renewables-powered hydrogen ferry: EU-funded HySeas III project

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HySeas III, jointly led by the shipyard Ferguson Marine and the University of St Andrews, includes Orkney Islands Council; Kongsberg Maritime (Norway); Ballard Power Systems Europe (Denmark); McPhy (France); DLR - German Aerospace Center; and Interferry (Belgium/US) the global trade association for ferry operators and suppliers. Ballard plans to supply 7 of its modules to power the ferry, with the first modules expected to be shipped in 2018.

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Eni report: global oil reserves and oil production up in 2018 due to US

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In 2018, global oil reserves rose slightly (+0.4%), mainly due to growth in the US. also rose in Brazil and Norway. 2018 recorded an overall growth in oil production of 2.5

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Hydrogenics to provide fuel cell systems for four Scandia fuel-cell trucks in Norway

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Hydrogenics Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, has been awarded a contract to deliver four HyPM-HD90 fuel cell systems to be integrated into Scania hydrogen trucks owned and operated by ASKO, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler. The first Scania hydrogen-powered vehicles are expected to be operational by late 2018. —Jørn Arvid Endresen, CEO of ASKO Mid Norway.

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