Biden administration suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Biden administration suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Citing "legal deficiencies" that include inadequate environmental review, the U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday suspended all activity related oil and gas exploration on leases...
Pulling power: the green lure of Sweden’s industrial far north

Pulling power: the green lure of Sweden’s industrial far north

STOCKHOLM — Long home to polluting industries, the hydro and wind power of Sweden's far north is set to reduce the country's carbon footprint...
Green tech projects could grow northern Sweden’s population by 20 percent

Green tech projects could grow northern Sweden’s population by 20 percent

Construction work is in full swing on a Northvolt plant in Skellefteå, where large-scale battery production for electric vehicles is set to start later...
Environmentalists condemn Biden’s backing of an Arctic Alaska oil project

Environmentalists condemn Biden’s backing of an Arctic Alaska oil project

Environmental groups have condemned the Biden administration's defense of a proposed ConocoPhillips oil development in Alaska's Arctic, a drilling project approved under former President...
Biden administration backs Willow oil project in Alaska’s Arctic

Biden administration backs Willow oil project in Alaska’s Arctic

U.S. President Joe Biden's administration defended on Wednesday a proposed ConocoPhillips oil development in Alaska's Arctic, backing the drilling project which was approved under...
Tackling dumped nuclear waste gets priority in Russia’s Arctic Council leadership

Tackling dumped nuclear waste gets priority in Russia’s Arctic Council leadership

Russia’s Foreign Ministry invites international experts from the other Arctic nations to a June 2022 conference on how to recover the sunken radioactive and hazardous objects...
EU reps call on state-backed lenders to halt investment in gas project in Russian Arctic

EU reps call on state-backed lenders to halt investment in gas...

Members of the European Parliament from France, Germany and Italy are calling on those countries’ governments to stop their state-backed investors from chipping in...
US stops Trump-era effort to loosen safety rules for Arctic drilling

US stops Trump-era effort to loosen safety rules for Arctic drilling

The United States on Friday said it had revoked a last-minute effort by the Trump Administration to loosen safety regulations for the oil industry...
Nuclear power plant construction in north Finland faces delay, increased costs and geopolitical uncertainties

Nuclear power plant construction in north Finland faces delay, increased costs...

Costs for a controversial partly Russian-owned nuclear power plant under construction in Northern Finland will be as much as €1 billion more than previously...
Total buys 10 percent stake in Murmansk LNG terminal

Total buys 10 percent stake in Murmansk LNG terminal

The French oil and gas company Total has acquired 10 percent of Arkticheskaya Perevalka, the subsidiary company of Russian gas giant Novatek that will...