Google to use wind energy to power European data centers

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Google will be purchasing electricity from new wind energy system in Norway Google has announced that it expects to begin receiving electricity from a wind energy system in Norway in September. The company has been investing heavily in wind power for the past few years in an attempt to become more environmentally friendly and cut emissions production. Google will be purchasing electricity from the Tellenes Wind Farm, which is comprised of 50 wind turbines. This deal represents the largest power purchase agreement that Google has made in Europe and is…

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Norway aims to help Japan build a hydrogen society

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Norway and Australia are looking to provide Japan with hydrogen fuel Norway and Australia are competing with one another to provide the fuel needed for Japan’s efforts to establish a hydrogen society. Japan is working to transition away from conventional forms of energy in favor of using hydrogen fuel cells. These fuel cells are meant to be used to power vehicles, homes, and businesses and can operate without producing any harmful emissions. In order for a hydrogen society to take form in Japan, the country must have reliable access to…

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Europeans believe they are feeling the impact of climate change already

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Survey highlights major concerns regarding climate change Climate change is already having a major impact in Europe, according to a new survey from Cardiff University. The university is heading a new project, called European Perceptions of Climate Change. The survey draws upon the perception of citizens in four major European countries. Many Europeans have expressed concern over the impact of climate change, primarily when it comes to severe flooding and strong storms. The survey is meant to shed light on how this phenomenon is affecting the lives of people in…

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Ballard reaches major milestone with its fuel cell systems

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Ballard helps power more than 10 kilometers of travel Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of fuel cells, has become the first company to power buses for more than 10 million cumulative kilometers. This represents a major milestone for the fuel cell industry, which has become heavily involved in public transportation. This was achieved through the use of seven generations of Ballard’s fuel cell systems, which have been used in buses in 15 countries throughout the world over the past 10 years. Fuel cell systems are being used to power…

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Fuel cell developers may be key to building a hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Automakers are showing more support for fuel cells The auto industry continues its slow march toward incorporating hydrogen fuel cells, but many are still concerned about the potential success of these vehicles. Cars equipped with fuel cells produce no harmful emissions, which has made them quite attractive to automakers and consumers alike. These vehicles do, however, lack infrastructure support. Very few hydrogen stations are available to the public, which could have a major impact on the future of fuel cell vehicles if this problem is not resolved. ITM Power is…

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Clean transportation market in Norway is growing

Clean vehicles are gaining more momentum throughout Norway Norway is becoming a leading market for clean vehicles. The country has been investing in making transportation more environmentally friendly in recent years. This effort is part of the country’s plan to reduce emissions and combat the potential impact of climate change. As a result, the number of clean vehicles available to drivers in Norway has skyrocketed. The growth of the clean transportation market is likely to continue growing in the coming years. Sale of clean vehicles has jumped over the past…

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Google steps into the wind energy market in Sweden and Norway

Google will be purchasing electrical power from wind farms in Sweden and Norway Google has entered into a deal to acquire two wind farms in Norway and Sweden. The deal is part of the company’s overarching plan to embrace renewable energy. Last year, Google revealed this plan, aiming to purchase some 842 megawatts of clean power. The company hopes to be entirely reliant on clean power in the relatively near future, and wind energy is expected to play a major role in accomplishing this endeavor. Company will add 235 MW…

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Norway and South Korea could team to support hydrogen fuel cars

Norwegian Ambassador calls for greater cooperation between South Korea and Norway Norway is looking to form a closer relationship with South Korea in order to support hydrogen fuel cars. Norwegian Ambassador Jan Grevstad has called for greater cooperation between the two countries in order to support clean transportation. Grevstad notes that both countries have a great deal of expertise in the energy, maritime, and oil industries and this has created new opportunities for businesses in both countries. Moreover, both South Korea and Norway are focusing more heavily on renewable energy,…

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Toyota’s first fuel cell car delivered to Uno-X Hydrogen in Norway

Uno-X Hydrogen will use the Mirai to demonstrate the qualities of fuel cells Norway’s Uno-X Hydrogen, a joint venture established to build 20 new hydrogen fuel stations in the country by 2020, has received its first fuel cell car from Toyota. The Japanese automaker launched its first fuel cell vehicle last year, showing a strong interest in hydrogen fuel cells and how they can be used in the transportation space. The vehicle has received strong praise due to its efficiency and the fact that it generates no harmful emissions while…

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Norway may ban gasoline-powered vehicles to promote clean transportation

A ban on conventional vehicles may be coming to Norway by 2025 Norway may soon take an aggressive stance on transportation to ensure the adoption of clean vehicles in the coming years. The country is reportedly considering instituting a ban on all gasoline-powered cars by 2025, preventing these vehicles from being sold after that period. This could open the way for more clean vehicles to come to the country, effectively making Norway a prominent clean transportation market. Norway is home to a prominent market for clean vehicles Currently, Norway holds…

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Partnership aims to bolster Norway’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Companies come together to develop new hydrogen stations in Norwegian cities Uno-X Hydrogen AS has announced that it has partnered with Norway’s Praxair, a leading producer of industrial gases, in order to develop a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure. Together, these companies aim to install 20 new hydrogen stations in Norway by 2020. These stations will be located in the country’s major cities, where fuel cell vehicles are expected to have a significant presence. Praxair will hold a 20% ownership over the new stations through its partnership with Uno-X Hydrogen AS.…

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Toyota to bring hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to Sweden and Norway this summer

The Mirai will be available in Norway and Sweden this summer Toyota has plans to launch its new fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, in both Sweden and Norway this summer. The vehicle has already made its way to other parts of Europe, including the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, and Belgium. Toyota has been promoting its fuel cell vehicle quite heavily over the past few months. The automaker believes that hydrogen fuel cells, which the Mirai uses for energy, could be the future of the transportation space and has been investing…

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Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle makes another breakthrough

Drivers take the ix35 to a new milestone in Germany Hyundai’s fuel cell vehicle, the ix35, has reached yet another major milestone that shows its potential as one of the most efficient vehicles the world has seen. Two drivers, Arnt-Goran Hartvig and Marius Bornstein, have put the vehicle to the test, determining how long the ix35 can travel on public roads in Germany. The test was meant to showcase how the vehicle would operate in everyday conditions and the drivers covered a rout of 186 miles between two hydrogen fuel…

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Researchers find new ways to produce pure water and hydrogen fuel

Research teams begin using bacteria to produce water and hydrogen Researchers from Sintef in Norway have developed a way to produce purified water and hydrogen fuel using bacteria in chemical processes. Of note, researchers from the  have also found a way to potentially mass produce hydrogen using similar bacteria to what is being used by the team from Sintef. Both research teams believe that their discoveries could lead to a greater abundance of clean water and hydrogen in the future. Sintef researchers find a way to produce energy from waste…

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New hydrogen fuel station being built in Sweden

Sweden is working to bolster its hydrogen infrastructure with new fuel station Some of the world’s largest automakers have plans to release hydrogen-powered vehicles in the coming years, and some countries are taking steps to ensure that these vehicles have the support they need to be successful. Sweden is one of the countries. For several years now, Sweden has been interested in embracing hydrogen fuel as a viable energy source. Several government initiatives have been launched to support the adoption of hydrogen and help establish an infrastructure for fuel cell…

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Wind energy gains momentum in the Nordic countries

Wind power could soon replace gas and coal energy in Scandinavia Wind energy may be having a major impact on the Scandinavian energy structure. Coal and gas have been the most prominent forms of energy among the Nordic countries for years, but these countries have begun investing heavily in clean energy, with a particular interest in wind power. In recent years, the role of fossil-fuels has changed in Scandinavia, with coal  and gas power plants in Finland and Denmark providing swing energy to Norway and Sweden when the hydropower systems…

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