Equinor Out: Norway to Newfoundland and Labrador (Podcast, Ep.2)

A podcast about Norway, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Equinor Out campaign and Episode 2 of The Environment in Canada Podcast

For those who see oil and gas as the future for Newfoundland and Labrador Norway is often held up as an example: a place where oil and gas has brought prosperity and economic stability.

But in Norway questions are being raised about that stability, the future of the oil and gas industry, and the direction of Equinor as the world transitions more and more rapidly to renewable energy.

We’re also seeing the increasing impacts of climate change on communities across both countries, both gradual and rapid, from flooding to the erosion of local economies.

Erlend Tellnes Equinor Out Campaign NorwayI talk to Erlend Tellnes (pictured right), the new coordinator of the international Equinor Out campaign to which Sierra Club Canada belongs, about changing times in Norway, what Norwegians think about the majority state-owned energy company Equinor, the campaign to get Equinor Out of oil and gas, and the similarities and differences between Norway and Newfoundland and Labrador’s economic situations.

It’s important to note that since we recorded this episode a UK advertising watchdog has banned Equinor from repeating green claims.

Being from Newfoundland and Labrador this is a subject that’s close to home for me and what Erlend has to say is very enlightening.

Listen to our previous episode of The Environment in Canada Podcast Equinor’s Rosebank, Divestment, Energy Bills, and COP28, here – also part of a sub-series we are doing on Equinor Out.

Links to ways you can find out more and support Equinor Out!

Greenpeace Norway’s website.

The Truth about Equinor’s Global Fossil Fuel Projects.

More on the Equinor Out campaign and Bay du Nord in Canada.

Host: Conor Curtis, Head of Communications, Sierra Club Canada