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Danish government postpones decision on new North Sea oil hunts

According to the country's energy minister, deliberations on Denmark's eighth oil and gas tender round will require more time. He's been advised by the country's Environmental Economic Council to postpone the decision until the heralded climate action plans, he tells Danish business media Berlingske.

Norways hits electric car target

Norway's aim to have one in ten domestic cars running on electricity will be achieved within a few months. The next step will be in 2025, when a big, round 0 percent of all new personal vehicle sales will feature internal combustion engines.

Energy sector to be the engine of Sweden's green transition

During the next 25 years, Sweden's power consumption will rise by what corresponds to one and half times the consumption of neighboring Denmark. But if the country is to achieve net-zero emissions by 2045, it needs to accelerate its power grid build-out, says industry organization Swedenergy.

BMW open for more green marine fuel pilot tests

In collaboration with companies like Maersk, BMW will develop a new ship fuel based on a mix between ethanol and lignin. The automaker, which has just joined a coalition for CO2-free ships, is open to entering more similar trials, the company says in an interview with EnergyWatch's sister media, ShippingWatch.

UK onshore wind dives for second consecutive year

The volume of new onshore wind capacity in the UK installed in 2019 didn't even match the preceding year's build-out. A domestic trade association is now concerned about about Britain's mid-century zero-emissions target.

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