With this decision, the Norwegian Government locks-in decades of continued gas production in the Arctic. The fact that the Government has green-lighted new power lines over Sámi lands, while the human rights violations against the Sámi people are ongoing, is not only absurd, it’s a disgrace.
This briefing, titled, Norway’s Electrification of Melkøya Gas Plant: The Perfect Storm of Climate Injustice, reveals not only the project’s disastrous climate implications for the Norway and the Arctic, but also the human rights violations in the decades-long governmental oppression of the Indigenous Sámi people and their ancestral lands.
This weekend, The People’s Action for an Oil-Free Lofoten, Vesterålen, and Senja, Folkeaksjonen, is closing the chapter on a successful decades’ long campaign to protect the area’s waters from oil drilling. The victory is a first step for Norway and other wealthy fossil fuel producers around the world that must lead in ending all new fossil fuel development and manage a decline of existing production.
Norway’s energy ministry approves over USD 18 billion to support 19 new oil and fossil gas field developments on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the North Sea – Silje Ask Lundberg, Oil Change International North Sea campaign manager responds.
A new report by ActionAid Denmark, Urgewald, Oil Change International, Greenpeace Norway, the Norwegian Forum for Development and Environment and Future in our hands, has exposed the truth behind the Norwegian Oil Fund’s commitment to exit coal, revealing the fund still has billions of US dollars invested in the polluting industry, making it Europe’s largest institutional investor in coal.
The Norwegian Government just postponed one of the country’s two oil and gas licensing rounds for the next three years. The decision was part of Norway’s minority government’s budget deal with the opposition Socialist Left Party (SV).
Today in a huge win for climate, environment, and people, Equinor ASA announced that they are postponing the investment decision on the Wisting oil field in Norway.
Yesterday, the government of Norway and the European Commission released a joint statement on energy cooperation in which the EU officially supported “continued [oil and gas] exploration”.
A new briefing released today by OCI reveals that over the last ten years Norway, which calls itself a climate leader, has become Europe’s “most aggressive explorer for new oil and gas.” It is climate hypocrisy..
A new briefing released today reveals that, despite claiming to be one of the world’s climate leaders, Norway has exponentially ramped up its exploration licensing over the past 10 years, making it Europe’s most aggressive explorer for new oil and gas.