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Big Oil Getting Greener

BP, Shell, Total Target Carbon-Free Oil Platforms Source:  North Sea Oil Platform Petition Norway for Green Electricity There's yet another sign that big oil is making an effort to go green and use renewable energy.  BP, Shell and Total have petitioned the government of Norway to connect some of their oil platforms in the North Sea to Norway's power grid.  The oil companies want to reduce their carbon emissions by electrifying the platforms with energy generated by wind and hydro power. Underwater Cable Connections The offshore platforms in the North Sea could be connected to the grid by a 300 kilometer underwater cable. BP says electrifying the platforms would significantly reduce carbon emissions. Norway generates electricity primarily from wind and hydro power. Electrifying the oil platforms would replace fossil fuel energy with carbon free energy. Green Moves This week, the new CEO of BP Bernard Looney said that BP will radically cut carbon emissions and