first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Voice:Statoil has made a slight but incredibly significant change to its brand. It starts the year as a “energy company” leaving its “oil company” persona behind.Energy Voice exclusively sat down with chief executive Eldar Sætre to discuss the shift in strategy. “The future is going to be low carbon. It has to be,” he said.“Our industry must be involved in this. The sector is an important part of the problem and the solution, when it comes to a low carbon future, so we have to take responsibility. But we also have to translate this into what are the implications and opportunities from a business perspective. This is something that is happening and the industry must be part of this. I’ve made a choice – we don’t see this as a problem.“Our renewables business has been even more integrated into our existing business, so we define ourselves firmly as an energy company,” Sætre said. “We do oil and gas, but we are an energy company. Renewables is not something we do on the side.“We have indicated we might spend between 15% to 20% of our capital expenditure by 2030 for renewables and we also indicated the type of returns we expect, because that’s important for our shareholders. They need to see returns. We’re talking about a 9% to 11% rate of return on these types of investments.”More: Exclusive: Statoil CEO Eldar Sætre on the industry’s “energy transition On the Blogs: Statoil CEO Embraces Renewables, Low-Carbon Energy Futurelast_img read more

first_img Brazilian police forces are using a new tool to respond to gunshots in urban areas — Shotspotter. The Shotspotter system uses a network of sensors on rooftops and telephone poles. These receptors send the location signal to a central computer that maps the exact location. The system also records the sound of the gunshot within a 3.2 square kilometer area. Real-time information provided by the system allows police forces to locate and respond quickly to incidents, while the collection of historical data tracks crime trends. By Dialogo April 01, 2011 I am really glad to know that this type of technology is being implemented in these countries where so much violence is reported but, I would like that the competent authorities from my country the Dominican Republic were more interested in installing this type of technology because here many lost bullets are taking the lives of innocent people especially girls. Thank you for your very interesting and articulate publication The system is installed in Canoas, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and Rio de Janeiro. More are likely to be installed as security measures for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Other nations in Latin America such as Mexico and Panama have the system in place, with the government of Panama investing $4 million in the crime-deterring technology. Soon, Colombia will also install the system in key areas.last_img read more