20 – 24 February 2023

France’s Neoen plans to invest big in Sweden to reach green energy goal

Neoen, a French renewable energy company, plans to invest one billion euros in Sweden in order to reach its green energy goals. Neoen is set to begin building its first Swedish solar park in Hultsfred this summer, which will produce enough electricity to power 16,000 homes and has already signed up H&M as a customer. The company is also waiting for permission for other projects in Sweden, including a solar park in Vapnö in Halland, and has signed a ten-year power purchase agreement for a wind farm in Storbrännkullen. According to Neoen’s co-founder, Xavier Barbaro, there is significant demand for renewable electricity in Sweden in the coming decades, but the country’s long permit processes can be frustrating.


(From Mundus Nordic Green News on Feb 20)

France eyes ‘unprecedented’ water curbs after driest winter since 1959

France is preparing to introduce restrictions on water use in parts of the country from March, in an unprecedented move for the time of year following the driest winter in 64 years, environment minister Christophe Bechu said on Wednesday. “France is in a state of alert” said the minister. Bechu did not provide specifics on the measures but said they would be “soft” ones, and would be taken on a case by case basis when needed in a specific area to avoid having to take tougher, emergency measures closer to the summer. As an example, filling swimming pools could be restricted in some territories, he said.


TotalEnergies wants to grow on Norwegian Continental Shelf 

TotalEnergies has ambitions to grow on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The company is betting on both renewable energy and more oil and gas in Norway, says Henning Eide, the company’s communications director, following the presentation of record results in TotalEnergies’ petroleum segment for 2022. 


(From Mundus Nordic Green News on Feb 22)

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