Ministry of Energy

Terje Aasland (Lab.)

Minister of Energy

The principal responsibility of the Ministry of Energy is to facilitate a coordinated and integrated energy policy.
Representatives from five different countries

Carbon capture and storage:

Five northern European countries conclude international arrangements on transport and storage of carbon across borders


A European infrastructure for carbon capture and storage is underway. Today, arrangements between Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Sweden allow cross-border transport and geological storage of captured CO2.

Gassbobler på havoverflaten

The North Sea:

Joint Declaration on cooperation to secure critical subsea infrastructure


Norway and five other North Sea countries have signed a joint declaration on cooperation to protect energy and telecommunications infrastructure in the North Sea.


The History of Norwegian Hydropower in 5 Minutes

Modern Norway was built and industrialised when we started to utilize rivers and waterfalls to produce electricity. Hydropower is still the backbone of the Norwegian power system, and will remain so in the foreseeable future. More than 100 years after the first hydroelectric power plant was built in Norway, nearly all our electricity production is based on hydropower.


Norway’s oil history in 5 minutes

In the late 1950s, very few people believed that the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) might conceal rich oil and gas deposits. However, the discovery of gas at Groningen in the Netherlands in 1959 caused people to revise their thinking on the petroleum potential of the North Sea. Petroleum activities have contributed significantly to economic growth in Norway, and to the financing of the Norwegian welfare state.


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