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CICERO to study the development of clean energy communities in Norway

As part of a new EU-funded project, CICERO will study the conditions for community energy in Norway and Europe. Community energy has been identified by the EU as an important pathway to promote the energy transition towards a low-carbon society.

High snow levels indicate weak power prices in the Nordics this summer

Electricity prices in the Nordic countries are likely to be unusually low this summer amid high inflows to hydropower plants, caused by a combination of a very snow-rich winter and late snowmelt.

Seasonal forecasts: Useful information, for what?

Although scientists have spent a considerable amount of time making long-term forecasts more reliable, they are little used by business. Close collaboration with the electricity sector has given us an opportunity to understand why, writes CICERO researcher and economist Asbjørn Aaheim.

How changes brought on by coronavirus could help tackle climate change

Global carbon emissions are likely to fall in 2020 due to reduced economic activity as a result of the coronavirus, and changes brought on by the crisis could influence how emissions evolve in future, writes CICERO researcher Glen Peters. 

Better seasonal forecasts can help the transition to renewable energy

The transition to renewable energy makes it more important for power producers to get accurate information about the weather to come. Climate scientists are currently investing considerable effort and resources to help them get better long-term forecasts.

The current winter is a big win for seasonal forecasts

Seasonal forecasts for this winter were markedly accurate, with mild conditions in Northern Europe in December and January predicted already in October. Researchers in the S2S4E project are now working to find out how to improve the reliability of future outlooks.