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Brown bear population dips in Finland

12 Jul 2019

OSLO The population of brown bears in Finland dipped by 5% from last year after rising continuously since 2012, the government said on Friday, after the country increased the hunting quota, partly to protect reindeer.

Cuadrilla to restart fracking at British site

11 Jul 2019

LONDON/OSLO British shale gas company Cuadrilla said on Thursday it would restart fracking at its Preston New Road site in Britain in the third quarter of 2019 and plans to use a thicker fracking fluid to help reduce earth tremors.

Bike and Snake: Meet the robots that will keep Norway's gas flowing

25 Jun 2019

OSLO A magnetic robot resembling a mini quad bike and a four meter snake-like machine are among the new tools that Norway, Europe's second-largest gas exporter after Russia, says will help cut maintenance time at its gas plants and keep supplies flowing.

Car trash to cash: U.S. firm aims to power European stadiums with old car batteries

24 Jun 2019

OSLO U.S. industrial conglomerate Eaton, which uses second-hand Nissan electric vehicle batteries to power buildings, is in talks with up to six European football stadiums to help power their facilities, according to a senior executive.

Clean energy projects worth $1.5 billion seek Finnish aid

20 Jun 2019

OSLO Fifteen companies have applied for Finnish investment aid to partly fund new large-scale demonstration energy projects worth $1.5 billion, six of them replacing coal and other fossil fuels, the government said on Thursday.

Seven new countries to join Europe's largest intraday power market

12 Jun 2019

OSLO Europe's largest intraday power market, XBID, will add seven countries to its 14-member network by the end of 2019, after executing more than 16 million trades during its first year of operation, exchange Epex Spot said on Wednesday.

Fortum CEO discussed Uniper investment restriction with Russia's Putin

11 Jun 2019

OSLO Fortum's chief executive officer has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss a key ownership restriction that is preventing the Finnish firm from taking control of German utility Uniper, it said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Finnish regulator positive on Terrafame's uranium mining application

11 Jun 2019

OSLO, June 11 Finland's radiation and nuclear safety authority (STUK) has issued a positive recommendation on miner Terrafame's application to mine uranium commercially, STUK said on Tuesday.

Electric vehicle push in Norway could add $1.3 billion to power bills by 2040: study

07 Jun 2019

OSLO Norway's power grid is likely to need an 11 billion crown ($1.27 billion) upgrade over the next 20 years to meet demand from the country's growing fleet of electric cars, with consumers likely to have to foot the bill, a study has shown.

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