EU and energy
The EEA Agreement makes Norway an integral part of the EU's internal energy market. In addition, we cooperate with the EU on a wide range of topics.
Norway has a close cooperation with the EU on energy issues, and is part of the internal energy market through the EEA agreement. The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has regular contact with the Commission. The Norwegian Minister and the EU Commissioner meet on a regular basis through the EU-Norway Energy Dialogue.
The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has recently shared Norwegian views on the Commission's consultations on the renewable directive and the energy efficiency directives:
Information on Europe
Rules for the European energy market (the Third Energy Marked Package) were incorporated into the EEA Agreement on Friday, in a meeting in the EEA Joint Committee.
Norwegian plans for developing full-scale CCS was presented in an internal meeting for the EU member states in Brussels 28 October. The meeting was organised by DG energy, and led by Director General Dominique Ristori. Director General William Christensen participated from the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.