“Fact 2008 - Energy and Water Resources in Norway”

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy publishes an English translation of this facts sheet on energy and water resources in Norway every other year. Fact 2008 describes stationary energy supply and central aspects of the management of water resources.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy publishes an English translation of this facts sheet on energy and water resources in Norway every other year. Fact 2008 describes stationary energy supply and central aspects of the management of water resources.

The booklet provides an overview of the energy resources, management, research, production, transport, trade and the use of energy. Special emphasis is being put on hydropower. This publication is published every second year to provide factual information on energy in Norway.

All production, transport and use of energy have an impact on the environment. Great emphasis is placed on environmental aspects when making decisions in the energy area. This publication describes the environmental perspective regarding different energy-related areas.

Each publication gives special interest to one topic which is presented in more depth and detail. This year The Ministry has decided to review the Government’s ongoing work in developing a comprehensive research and development (R&D) strategy for the energy sector called “Energi21”. The overriding goal of this strategy is to increase value creation by investing in R&D and new technology.

Every effort has been made to present the most up-dated statistical material available. In most areas the figures are for 2007.

Facts 2008 in pdf format:

Foreword and contents

  1. Introduction
  2.
Electricity generation
  3. Energy use and heat production
  4. The legal framework
  5. Organisation and ownership in the power sector
  6. The transmission grid
  7.
The electricity market
  8.
Research and development
  9. International cooperation
10.
Water resource management

Appendix 1–6