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Norway

Official name: 

Kingdom of Norway

Country income: 
High-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Norway (2013)

Energy profile
  • GRID-Arendal

    Knowledge partner
    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration: 
    Relation to CTCN: 
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme.  It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.

  • Strategic Analysis of the Global Status of Carbon Capture and Storage: Country Studies, Norway

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, March 1, 2009

    This report addresses how Norway could continue in its role as a world leader in carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) development and deployment by simplifying and streamlining their CCS regulation and by filling in the gaps in legislation. The report also addresses the barrier that an overhaul in the nation's regulations would require time and resources that Norway may not be willing to invest.

  • Electric Vehicle Policies in Norway

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    This presentation outlines Norway's energy situation, the nation's transportation infrastructure and habits, as well as the influence of government to incentivize clean transportation and the role of electric vehicles (EVs) in Norway's market.

  • The European Union's Energy Security Challenges

    The European Union's Energy Security Challenges

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2008

    This report examines some of Europe's critical energy security challenges and European Union (EU) efforts to coordinate a common European energy strategy. It also includes an overview of broader transatlantic energy security. Energy security has become a policy priority for the EU and its 27 member states. The EU imports about 50 per cent of its energy needs.

  • Standards and Labelling for Household Appliances

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    This resource presents information regarding the Standards and Labelling for Household Appliances policy implemented in Norway. Energy labels for refrigerators, freezers and combination models, washing machines and tumble dryers were introduced following European Union directives on the subject. Standards and labelling of lamps came into force in January 2001.

  • INDC of Norway

    Type: 
    National Plan
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    Country: 

    Norway is committed to a target of an at least 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The emission reduction target will be developed into an emissions budget covering the period 2021-2030.

  • Climate policy beyond 2012: a survey of long-term targets and future frameworks

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2004
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    This report is based on a literature review of key issues associated with long-term goals for climate policy, and to the framework for implementing climate policy.

  • Mapping of Norwegian civil society organizations working on energy and sustainable development

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2011
    Objective: 

    This study provides a mapping of Norwegian CSOs working on energy and development issues in developing countries and an overview assessment of how the CSOs fit with the priorities of the Norwegian Government’s Clean Energy for Development Initiative. The study has been commisioned by Norad, the Norwegian agency for development aid.

  • Climate change and energy systems: impacts, risks and adaptation in the Nordic and Baltic countries

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2011
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    Renewable energy sources contribute 16% of the global energy consumption and most nations are working to increase the share of renewables in their total energy budget to reduce the dependence on fossil fuel sources. Most Nordic and Baltic countries have already surpassed the target set for EU countries by 2020, to produce 20% of energy use from renewables like hydropower, solar energy, wind power, bio-energy, ocean power and geothermal energy.

  • Global Technology Roadmap for CCS in Industry Sectoral Assessment: Refineries

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 7, 2012
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    This report provides an overview of the potential application of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to refineries. It describes the industry today, including its CO2 emissions and goes on to analyse various ways in which CO2 capture technology could be applied. It looks at legislative influences and costs and concludes by identifying challenges and recommended next steps. Transport and storage aspects of CCS are only touched upon as they are common with other industries.

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