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EU Parliament increases green targets for Europe

The stage is set for a showdown with the member nations, particularly when it comes to the renewable energy directive, after the EU Parliament has today voted for a 35 percent target in 2030 and an equivalent target for energy efficiency.

Norway awards 75 new oil licenses

The Norwegian Shelf will be a busy workplace over coming years if the oil companies seize the opportunity and utilize the many licenses they have just been awarded. Statoil and Aker BP were the big winners.

New buildings directive: "We have broken through a barrier"

In December, Danish MEP Bendt Bendtsen helped settle the EU's new buildings directive, and while the directive was not as tightly regulated as the EU Parliament would have wished, he is satisfied with the result. The process of making European buildings more energy efficient is now being launched and this will create a natural snowball effect, says Bendtsen.

EU Parliament to vote on series of energy laws today

Today is a big day for energy in the European Parliament. This afternoon, MEPs will vote on their joint position concerning three decisive energy legislation proposals. This could decide the fate of the green transition, according to lobby organization Danish Energy.

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Ineos to bring Solsort on board in Hejre development

The new Danish company will continue work on the controversial Hejre field and this will be achieved by utilizing synergy effects from neighboring field Solsort. Meanwhile, several small fields could be connected to the project, according to Ineos Oil & Gas Denmark's new CEO.

Shell to redevelop Penguins

The oil company has made the largest investment decision in the North Sea since Maersk's gas field Culzean. The cautious era of the downturn is now over, according to an analyst.

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