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Norway’s Arctic Oil & Gas Exploration Plans Stand In The Way Of Achieving Paris Climate Goals, Report Argues

Original story at CleanTechnica• 8 mentions • 2 months ago

August 12th, 2017 by James AyreWhile Norway has something of a reputation internationally as being “progressive” and “green,” the country’s well fed economy and society is largely the result of a highly productive fossil fuel extraction industry. In other words, the relatively aggressive electric vehicle incentives on offer there are possible mostly because of the wealth provided by the country’s oil industry. The country’s extensive hydroelectric capacity helps as well … as does the lack of a local auto industry with lobbyists to appease. While the low population figures for the country and the easy access to cheap oceanic shipping ...