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Statoil: Two accidents could have seen fatal outcomes

Statoil has just completed a report related to a well accident in the Troll field and a hydrogen leakage at production facility Mongstad. The company acknowledges that the two incidents could have resulted in fatalities.

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Trump unveils his America First energy plan

On his first day in office, the new US president has declared that he will roll back the US' climate plan and focus on coal, oil and natural gas. There are several contradictions and kinks in the plan.

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Hackers cause another blackout in Ukraine

Power blackouts hit the greater capital region in Ukraine during the coldest time of the year. This happened exactly one year after another, full blown hacker attack against the country's electricity grid. Experts believe the same culprits are behind both incidents.

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Statoil hopes to repeat Sverdrup discovery

Large parts of the British North Sea shelf still have yet to be explored with the latest technology, says Statoil's executive VP for exploration. He believes that there are still major oil discoveries to be made.

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New York will install 2.4 GW offshore wind by 2030

New York State is launching a plan for the largest offshore development in the US. Besides a declaration of support for the large Statoil project, the state's governor is also pushing for approval of a specific farm.

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Biomass scandal unleashes UK political crisis

An elections could be looming in Northern Ireland after the country's deputy first minister stepped down in protest of the government's handling of a green subsidy, which has been rocked by allegations of exploitation.

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Sweden sets out its green energy future

In its final report, the Swedish Energy Commission recommends extending subsidies for wind energy and increasing the energy tax to fund lower taxes for nuclear and hydro.

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China ready for massive green investments

Chinas wants to invest upwards of USD 360 billion in sustainable energy in years to come. The investing will take place both within the country itself and beyond its borders.