Climate, Industry and Technology Department
Through work on framework conditions the department shall contribute to value creation and competitiveness by strengthening innovation, promoting development of competence and internationalisation of the energy industry. The department aims to strengthen co-operation between the various actors in the sector.
The department contains five sections:
- Research and technology (FOT)
- Industry affairs (INI)
- Climate change and emissions to air (KLU)
- Section for CCS (CCS)
- Section for Offshore Wind (Ocean)
The department consists of the following sections
The Ministry's research and development (R&D) activities and R&D programmes i the energy and petroleum sectors. Environmentally friendly gas power technologies, Gassnova, the Gas Technology Fund, the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF). Hydrogen, incl. participation in the International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy (IPHE). The Government's and the ministries Research Committee. Following up of the OG21 and the Energi 21 R&D-strategies . International collaboration.
The Ministry’s Issues related to the development of the Norwegian supply and services industry with deliveries of goods and services to the petroleum- and energy industries. Issues of industrial and political relevance to the petroleum and energy industries. The Ministry’s contribution to the internationalisation of the industries.
The Ministry’s engagement in national climate policy as well as follow up of international environmental issues regarding emissions to air, including international climate negotiations and regional cooperation on climate change. Carbon capture and storage (CCS). Development of emission forecasts, analysis of measures as well as assessment of instruments in use.
The section follows up the Ministry’s responsibilities in projects for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The section is also responsible for the Ministry’s ownership of Gassnova SF. Other responsibilities include Norwegian regulatory work regarding CCS and processes regarding state aid and the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA).
The Section is developing the regulation and policy for offshore renewable energy in Norway. The work includes developing a guidance note for award of acreage and the licensing process for offshore wind on the Norwegian continental shelf, facilitating international cooperation and other necessary measures to facilitate the development of an offshore wind industry in Norway.