IMO adopts new measures to reduce black carbon in Arctic shipping

IMO adopts new measures to reduce black carbon in Arctic shipping

The International Maritime Organization last last month adopted a non-binding resolution to reduce black carbon emissions in the Arctic. The efforts are aimed at curtailing...
Winter oil work continues on Alaska’s North Slope, despite uncertainty about major projects

Winter oil work continues on Alaska’s North Slope, despite uncertainty about...

With major oil projects stalled by legal problems, oil companies operating on Alaska’s North Slope are pursuing plans for alternative developments this winter. ConocoPhillips, the...
New research IDs Arctic communities at greatest risk from permafrost thaw

New research IDs Arctic communities at greatest risk from permafrost thaw

A new study using data from the EU’s Copernicus satellites Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 identified communities and infrastructure across the Arctic at risk from the effects of...
Northern Sweden’s Northvolt battery plant starts production

Northern Sweden’s Northvolt battery plant starts production

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's Northvolt said on Wednesday its new gigafactory in northern Sweden has assembled its first battery cell, making it the first European...
Greenland approves two hydroelectric projects

Greenland approves two hydroelectric projects

Greenland’s legislature has approved construction of a sixth hydroelectric plant and expansion of an existing facility in Nuuk that will make it possible for...
Norway’s busiest Arctic ferry routes are set to go electric

Norway’s busiest Arctic ferry routes are set to go electric

By the end of 2022, the last remaining ferry connection along European route E6, Norway's major north-south route, will operate on batteries, as the...
Norway grants $111 million to clean hydrogen, ammonia projects

Norway grants $111 million to clean hydrogen, ammonia projects

OSLO — Norway on Friday granted 1 billion Norwegian crowns ($111 million) in support for three projects to produce emissions-free hydrogen and ammonia, including...
Norway’s Aker BP in $14 billion deal to buy Lundin Energy’s oil and gas

Norway’s Aker BP in $14 billion deal to buy Lundin Energy’s...

OSLO — Norway's Aker BP will buy the oil and gas business of Sweden's Lundin Energy, forming the second-largest listed petroleum firm on the...
Italy export credit agency may insure $567 million Russian Arctic LNG plant loan, say sources

Italy export credit agency may insure $567 million Russian Arctic LNG...

ROME — Italy's SACE may insure a loan of around 500 million euros ($567 million) for Novatek's Arctic LNG 2, two sources close to...
Russia’s Nornickel ups investment forecast by $6 billion over next decade

Russia’s Nornickel ups investment forecast by $6 billion over next decade

MOSCOW — Russia's Norilsk Nickel said it has raised its 2021-2030 investment estimate by $6 billion to $35 billion to reflect higher construction costs...