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An Oil Spill in the Great Australian Bight Could Be Twice as Bad as Deepwater Horizon

An Oil Spill in the Great Australian Bight Could Be Twice as Bad as Deepwater Horizon

Equinor, Norway’s state oil company formerly known as Statoil, has faced criticism from environmentalists over its plans to drill the Great Australian Bight off the country’s southern coast. A potential spill in the area would threaten the ecosystem and endanger the largest breeding populations of endangered southern right whales in the world. Such fears are […]

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    World’s First Floating Wind Farm Will Power 20,000 Homes

    World’s First Floating Wind Farm Will Power 20,000 Homes

    Scotland has officially switched on the Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm. “Hywind will provide clean energy to over twenty thousand homes and will help us meet our ambitious climate change targets,” First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said. The 30 megawatt wind farm, operated by Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA and Masdar Abu Dhabi […]

    Greenpeace Activists Interrupt Operations at Arctic Oil Drilling Site

    Greenpeace Activists Interrupt Operations at Arctic Oil Drilling Site

    Peaceful activists, including one American, from a Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, have stalled Statoil’s oil operations in the Barents Sea off the Norwegian coast. The activists entered the exclusion zone of Statoil’s oil rig, Songa Enabler in the Barents Sea with kayaks and inflatable boats, while swimmers protested in the water with banners. The […]

    Norway’s Biggest Oil Company to Build Huge Offshore Wind Farm Off Coast of New York

    Norway’s Biggest Oil Company to Build Huge Offshore Wind Farm Off Coast of New York

    If everything goes to plan, New York City and Long Island will be harnessing the Atlantic Ocean’s strong and dependable winds as a source of renewable energy. We won an #offshorewind lease with the opp. to potentially provide NYC + Long Island with #renewable electricity. https://t.co/FTvhgGPSEV pic.twitter.com/YMu35CR7wa — Equinor (@Equinor) December 16, 2016 Norway’s biggest […]