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EV and hybrid sales cost state coffers billions

The considerable growth in new electric and hybrid car sales as well as smaller cars subject to low registration and operation fees is estimated to have cost the Norwegian state NOK 25 billion (EUR 2.65 billion) in recent years.

Velux continues acquisition spree

Just one week after Velux' largest ever acquisition, the Danish skylight manufacturer has made another acquisition. This time, the purchase is a small, Danish skylight manufacturer.

MIT develops self healing construction material

A breakthrough in the supply chain could mean that houses and buildings, like plants, could absorb carbon dioxide to repair themselves. Researchers behind the new material call the discovery "a completely new concept in materials science."

Lithium leaders tout bright EV future after tough trading debut

The market for lithium will remain tight through 2025 as producers struggle to lift output fast enough to meet demand for the material that’s essential in making batteries for electric vehicles, according to the sector’s newest public company, Livent Corp.

Denmark gets EU money for 200 hydrogen buses

The EU has allocated EUR 40 million for 600 hydrogen buses, 200 of which will operate in Denmark. A Danish-Norwegian company will supply fueling stations for the entire EU project.

IEA exec: CO2 emissions will grow in 2018

Faith Birol says it will be a "big surprise" if global CO2 emissions do not grow this year. Contrary to the world's intentions, 2018 will be the second year in a row where emissions rise.

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