Oil and Gas Producer Norway is switching to wind power


Norway is known for producing oil from its many oil rigs in the sea, and for being a source of natural gas, but environmental concerns are changing things, and up to 150 wind power stations awaiting approval or already authorized. From a report by Nina Larson for AFP:

“As Norway prepares for a future after oil, the gale-force potential of harvesting wind power off its long coastline has become an increasingly attractive proposition… “Wind-mapping shows that … Norway is among the (world’s) most ideal locations for wind power, both on the coast and offshore,” said Norwegian Deputy Petroleum and Energy Minister Liv Monica Stubholdt.”

It is certainly noteworthy that a country known for exports of oil and gas is working on a switch to wind power and sustainable energy. This isn’t because of a dependence on foreign oil- Norwegian oil is “home grown.”

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Original text © James K. Bashkin, 2008

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  1. Harold

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