Norway first to reach over 50% electric in 2020 new car sales

Business / Corporate Jan 5, 2021

Norway first to reach over 50% electric in 2020 new car sales

Norway became the first country in the world where electric cars accounted for more than 50 percent of new registrations in 2020, according to figures published Tuesday by an industry group. According to Opplysningsradet for Veitrafikken (Information Council for Road Traffic), electric vehicles accounted for ...

Telenor says Huawei will still play role in 5G roll-out

Business / Tech Dec 16, 2019

Telenor says Huawei will still play role in 5G roll-out

Telenor reiterated on Sunday Huawei would be involved in building Norway's 5G network along with Ericsson, one of several companies to continue working with the Chinese company despite U.S. pressure. Still, on Friday, the head of Telenor Norway, Petter-Boerre Furberg, told Reuters that the operator ...

World Aug 16, 2019

Radioactive iodine from Russian missile accident detected in Norway

Norway's nuclear safety authority is analyzing tiny amounts of radioactive iodine detected in the air in northern Norway in the days after a deadly explosion during a rocket engine test over the border in Russia. Russia's state nuclear agency, Rosatom, said on Saturday that five ...

Pair safe after Norway's first electric plane crash-lands on lake

World Aug 15, 2019

Pair safe after Norway's first electric plane crash-lands on lake

Norway's first battery-powered aircraft crash-landed on a lake on Wednesday, in a setback for the country's aviation strategy, although police said the pilot and passenger both escaped unhurt. The plane's owner, airport operator Avinor, told Reuters last year it hoped to see commercial passenger flights ...

Sea Shepherd in Australia eyes measures against Japanese whaling

National Jun 25, 2019

Sea Shepherd in Australia eyes measures against Japanese whaling

The Australian division of anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd is considering possible measures against Japan's plan to restart commercial whaling in July after a hiatus of 31 years, according to a senior official. "Our goal is to see an end to whaling in the world's oceans," ...