Wednesday, May 18

Here they measure the sheep’s rap and fart as climate measures

Farmer Anders Schanche Rettedal measures the sheep’s emissions.

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1. More money for private electricity measures

Now you get more in support of solar cells.

After a long-running electricity price crisis that has whipped up the mood in private homes and among politicians, Enova came this week with more support for electricity measures:

  1. The maximum support for photovoltaic systems is increased by around 80 per cent, to NOK 47,500.
  2. Private individuals who want to install smart power management must also be able to receive support of up to NOK 10,000 for this.
  3. Housing associations and co-owners will receive increased support for mapping the possibilities for energy efficiency, heat pumps and photovoltaic systems.

Enova boss Nils Kristian Nakstad tells E24 that he hopes the increased support can help curb people’s expenses next winter. Minister of Climate and Environment Espen Barth Eide says that measures have also been initiated for post-insulation in municipal housing.

Castles in the air or reality? This winter’s power crisis has led to a number of debates. Among other things, whether one should drop electrification of the North Sea as a climate measure. This has been argued as one of the most important climate measures for Norway to be able to achieve the goals in the Paris Agreement, but is becoming increasingly controversial. Opponents call it symbolic politics and point out that there is already a lack of power for a new, green industry. In the long run, electrification of the shelf can also contribute to higher electricity prices for ordinary people.

2. Secured large contract for waste recycling

Tore Totland is head of Carrot.

The young technology company Carrot, based in Bergen, has signed a framework agreement with the Thon Group and several other companies to recycle, reuse and resell waste from shopping centers and other buildings.

Thon Gruppen owns 79 shopping centers in Norway and 11 in Sweden, and 80 hotels in Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium. Assistant Chief Operating Officer. Kjetil Moen, says the project has “totally changed” in how the company views waste.

Buy / Sell: In Norway alone, 11.6 million tonnes of waste were produced in 2020. Carrot manager Tore Totland says that there are more customers who want to buy the waste. There is a demand for, among other things, coffee residues, which are used to grow mushrooms. Food waste can be used as a raw material in biogas plants, and the price of used Styrofoam is now higher than that of newly produced Styrofoam.

Green stamp on gas and nuclear power

The gas plant Ormen Lange in Møre og Romsdal.

The EU advocates that investments in gas and nuclear power can be classified as green under certain conditions. The decision comes after intense discussions and massive criticism, among other things from the commission’s own expert panel, which argues that strict enough emission requirements were not set in production to have a real climate effect.

On one side: Norway is the second largest exporter of natural gas to the EU, and both the industry and politicians have worked actively to give the gas a position in the green shift. Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says there is a need for Norwegian gas in a transition phase to green energy.

On the other side: Environmental organizations such as WWF and Greenpeace warn that this can contribute to greenwashing and in the long run destroy climate goals. EU member states such as Germany, Denmark, Spain, Luxembourg and Austria have been critical of the proposal. The latter have already announced that they will take the decision to court.

4. She measures the animals’ rap and fart as climate measures

Jette Jakobsen is an elf researcher.

A new generation of farmers will change the way food is produced. The latest “hype” in agriculture can be found both in California and on Jæren. It is a holistic cultivation method, called regenerative agriculture, and involves bringing the soil back to the way it was before humans began to cultivate it.

The most ardent supporters, which also include some of the world’s largest food companies such as Nestlé, McDonald’s, Unilever and PepsiCo, believe it can help us out of the climate crisis. British Prince Charles has also marked himself as a champion, according to The Guardian.

Today, food production accounts for 34 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study published in Nature last year. There have also been many storms around ruminants, and their emissions of the greenhouse gas methane.

A new EU-funded research project will find out how much the animals actually emit. In Rogaland, several farmers have been visited by the car “Methane meter”, which measures emissions in the form of rap and fart from each individual. The goal is to be able to use the information to breed livestock that emit the least possible greenhouse gas. Jette Jakobsen, breeding researcher at Norsk Sau og Geit, travels around and carries out the measurements.

Worth quoting: – It comes out 90 percent rap and ten percent fart, she says.

That is why we are writing about the green shift

For Norway to achieve the goal of becoming a low-emission society, where economic growth and development must take place within nature’s tolerable limits, society as a whole must undergo an enormous transformation. The business community is an important driving force in this development, which after all sun marks will accelerate in the future.

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