Renewable energy production in Norway
In Norway, 98 percent of the electricity production come from renewable energy sources. Hydropower is the source of most of the production.
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.
The Energy Administration in Norway
The Norwegian Storting (parliament) determines the political framework for energy and water resources management in Norway. The Government has the executive authority through its various ministries.
Facts about Norwegian renewable energy in English
The Norwegian energy facts website EnergyfactsNorway.no is now available in English. The site contains facts about the Norwegian energy system, and can be a useful source of information for the energy sector, educational institutions, the public sector, businesses and institutions that cooperate with the energy sector.
'Putting Energy to Work' - long-term value creation from Norwegian energy resources
On 11th June 2021, the government published its report to the Storting (White Paper), 'Putting Energy to Work', exploring the long-term value creation from Norwegian energy resources. The White Paper outlines outlines four goals how Norway can use its energy resources to create continued economic growth and new jobs. This also include a road map for hydrogen and a guidance for those actors who wish to develop offshore wind power projects on the Norwegian continental shelf.