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Wind power still booming: Offshore capacity to increase sixfold globally by 2030

Finans explains: A huge number of offshore wind turbines will be installed over the next decade. Growth in global capacity will increase by 16 percent annually, says analyst firm.

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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.

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