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Climate Profile Hordaland: More extreme rainfall and more rainfall records

From Energi & Klima (Click here for the original news article)

Prepare for more rain – more powerful rain – in the coming decades in Hordaland.

The findings of the Climate Profile Hordaland show that rainfall amounts in Hordaland will increase with 15 percent by 2100 compared with today’s climate. Not only will it rain more, rainstorms will also become more powerful. One consolation is perhaps that the intense rainfall episodes are not expected to increase as much as nationwide, where a doubling is likely.

The climate profile Hordaland is developed through the Norwegian Climate Service Centre, a cooperation between NVE, the meteorological institute, Uni Research and the Bjerknes Centre. Climate profiles are being made for all counties in Norway, in order to give a basis for decision-making regarding climate adaption.

The electric bus without driver is coming to Bergen

From SYSLA: (Click here for the original news article)

In this fall, residents of Bergen will be acquainted with driverless electric buses.

The Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry collaborates with the City of Bergen, Tide, Skyss and Sparebanken Vest to get the driverless electric buses to Bergen. The bus will come to Norway in October and to Bergen in November. Where it will run has not yet been determined.

- This is a small transport revolution. The bus can go for ten hours when it’s charged. Today's model can go in regular routes, where the route is preloaded so that it stops at the fixed point and take up people, said Industrial Policy chief Atle Kvamme in Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He envisions that areas like Sandsli and Kokstad, where it is just a bit too far to walk to Bybanen, might be suitable for electric buses.

Can fish waste be fuel for buses?

From SYSLA: (Click here for the original news article)

In both Bergen and Stavanger, new biogas plants will soon open. Fish waste can eventually become one of the raw materials.

During autumn, Bergen Kommune will open new biogas plant in Rådal Bergen, while the inter-municipal sanitation company IVAR Rogaland opens its new facility Grødaland in Hå. Both will produce biogas which can be used in buses, and the main ingredient is sewage sludge and food waste.

But a new research project will determine if fish waste and fish sludge also can be used in the production of biogas. Before the summer, water and wastewater agency in Bergen Kommune got up to three million from the West Norway regional research fund to research into the use of fish waste in biogas plant. They will do this together with, among others IVAR in Rogaland.

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