Russia and other Arctic nations are seeking vast commercialization of Arctic oil and gas resources, as well as quicker freight shipping via the Northern Sea Route. In Bellona’s opinion, these efforts threaten to obliterate one of the world’s last pure ecosystems.
Carbon capture and storage
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is the process of capturing CO2 from large point sources and storing it at special underground storage sites. Bellona centers its CCS efforts around the Bellona Environmental CCS Team (BEST) and the European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ZEP).
The European Union makes laws for all EU and EEA countries (including Norway) on matters spanning renewable energy targets to electric mobility incentives. Bellona has had an office in Brussels, the legislative center of the EU, since 1994, and takes part in shaping EU legislation.
R&Dialogue focuses on the dialogue between research and civil society, including industry, NGOs and public authorities, when moving towards a low-carbon society. The project takes place in 10 different European countries and on the European level in Brussels. It gathers stakeholders from all sectors and technologies in order to address social, technological and economic aspects and learn from each other. R&Dialogue aims to develop both national action plans and a European vision for the way forward.
Renewable energy is energy from a resource that is replaceable by existing flows of energy, such as sunshine, wind, water, biological processes and geothermal heat flows. Bellona believes that major political and financial investments in renewable energy sources will be among the most important measures we can take in order to fight climate change.
Goods and human transport releases many small and medium emissions that together constitute over 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to causing harmful air pollution. Bellona works to end the use of fossil fuels and switch to clean energy carriers such as electric mobility, limited use of sustainable biofuels where electrification at scale is not yet possible, increasing the use of public transport and efficient transport solutions.