03/09/2009 //

BBC2's popular series 'Coast' headed to Norway for an hour long special to explore the enormous Norwegian coastline, which also included a fascinating segment on Norway's osmotic energy project.

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Norwegian electric carmaker Think is going to develop the car interior of the future in partnership with London’s prestigious Royal College of Art.

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Nearly a year after Home Secretary Jacqui Smith officially opened a development of 36 pre-fabricated and environmentally friendly Norwegian-built timber houses in Redditch outside Birmingham, the local press, residents and council have branded the project as a great success.

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At a workshop held in London on 23 April, Michael Jacobs, special adviser on environmental affairs to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, stressed that Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has been brought forth by forward-thinking political leaders as a solution to environmental challenges. He particularly praised Prime Minister Stoltenberg, whose initiatives have given the political leaders of other cou...

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Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre was in London on 2 – 3 March attending the conference 'A Statesman Dialogue' and to meet his British counterpart David Miliband.

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Norway’s largest investors want to actively influence companies in the country to focus on sustainability. Several of them have initiated a new cooperation project entitled “Sustainable value creation” with this in mind.

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The Norwegian Embassy  and HM Treasury organised a seminar on Sovereign Wealth Funds on Tuesday 6 May. Over 100 guests from the financial industries, public authorities, embassies and media were present at the seminar, kindly hosted by Bloomberg.

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The Northeast Arctic Cod ‘Skrei’ has been launched in the UK, with the help of Pascal Proyart, the Executive Chef of renowned seafood restaurant One-O-One in London, and the Norwegian Seafood Export Council. ‘Skrei’ is a name used for the Arctic Cod when the fish is mature (ready to spawn).

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On 25th February, Norway signed a contract for the dismantlement of one further decommissioned Russian nuclear submarine on the Kola Peninsula.  Submarine no. 291 was launched in 1963 and is by now very run down.

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