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The Norwegian Government’s Hydrogen Strategy - Towards a Low Emission Society


On Wednesday 3rd of June 2020, Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru, and Minister for Climate and Environment Sveinung Rotevatn presented the Norwegian government's hydrogen strategy.
The strategy sets the course for the government's efforts to stimulate development of hydrogen-related technologies. Hydrogen as an energy carrier can contribute to reduction of greenhouse gases and create value for the Norwegian business sector. The government wishes to prioritise efforts in areas where Norway, Norwegian enterprises and technology clusters may influence the development of hydrogen related technologies, and where there are opportunites for increased value creation and green growth. For hydrogen to be a low-carbon or emission-free energy carrier, it must be produced with no or low emissions, such as through water electrolysis, with renewable electricity, or from natural gas with carbon capture and storage.
Today, technology maturity and high costs represent barriers for increased use of hydrogen, especially in the transport sector and as feedstock in parts of industry. If hydrogen and hydrogen-based solutions such as ammonia are to be used in new areas, both the technology and the solutions must become more mature. In this respect, further technology development will be vital.

Related subjects: Policy & Socio-Economics
Countries: Norway

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