Steven Chu visited Western Norway on Saturday, to learn more about Norwegian hydropower technology. The US Secretary of Energy, also a Nobel laureate in physics, was impressed by Statkraft's power plant at Ulla-Førre.
The sun shone through the windows, the bass rumbled through the speakers and Crown Princess Mette-Marit enjoyed the world’s first cup of tea made using osmotic power. The opening of the world’s first osmotic power plant was a blast.
The construction of Statkraft’s very first solar park, Casale, is now complete, selling pure, renewable solar energy to the Italian power market. By the construction of Casale, Statkraft adds another renewable technology to its portfoilio.
The opening of the prototype of the world’s first osmotic power plant kicked off with a seminar on renewable energy at Statkraft’s main office at Lilleaker, where the importance of the osmosis and membrane technology was put in a scientific and environmental perspective in presentations by NASA’s Michael Flynn and head of WWF Norway, Rasmus Hansson.
The Environmental Testing Delegation has announced that Statkraft and SCA have been granted permit for the first of six wind farms planned in Norrland County. The permit is for Stamåsen, on the border between Sollefteå and Strömsund municipalities, and comprises 50 turbines. A decision regarding the remaining five wind farms is expected shortly.
Statkraft and environmental NGO Bellona are joining forces to present the solutions to the climate challenges at the climate change summit in Copenhagen.
Jazz musician Jørgen Mathisen (24) and biathlete Thekla Brun-Lie (16) express their ambition in completely different ways, but have two things in common: They are among Norway’s best and brightest, and Statkraft is their sponsor.
Germany’s Minister of Finance visited Statkraft’s power plant at Knapsack on 11 September to learn more about the technology used in a modern gas and steam turbine power plant. He was not disappointed.
On Luzon in the Philippines, Norwegian competence has joined forces with Filipino local knowledge, resulting in a cleaner environment, local development and a lot of power.
Norway and Sweden have agreed on the principles for a joint electricity certificates market.
The world’s top climate experts have visited Statkraft to learn about hydropower and osmotic power.
- It’s absolutely necessary for the world to agree on a limit to the amount of carbon we deposit in the atmosphere, or there will never be an efficient climate policy. So says the well known economist and expert on climate change, Ottmar Edenhofer.
In September, Statkraft opened its French office in Lyon, signalling the start of our activities in France. Up to the year 2030, many of the hydropower concessions in France are to be put out to tender, and Statkraft has ambitious plans.
Statkraft is one of the big winners in this years reputation survey "Large Norwegian Companies", carried out by Synovate.
Renewable forms of energy such as hydropower and wind power are much more highly rated by Norwegians than fossil-fuel energy, even if this is cleansed of CO2 emissions, according to TNS Gallups’ Climate Barometer.
Today tranquil fishing waters surround the Laholm power plant. In the past, the area saw far more dramatic events.
Good placings in the Great Places to Work and Universum Graduate surveys reveal Statkraft as a popular workplace. In the latest surveys, Statkraft is creeping up the rankings both in Norway and elsewhere in Europe.
Zero emissions, no noise, fewer cars, less traffic. Oslo is to be the first city in the world to get electric city-cars, and Statkraft is sponsoring the vehicles that will now be cruising the city’s streets.