|Policy Type:||Policy Support|
|Legal References:||Report No.9 to the Storting (2002 - 2003)|
In November 2002, the Government issued a White Paper on the domestic use of natural gas. The White Paper puts forward a strategy in order to increase the use of natural gas in Norway. The policy is focused on direct use of natural gas and power plants with carbon dioxide capture and storage. In addition, the report evaluates measures to boost transmission of land-generated electricity to offshore installation, hydrogen and a system of green certificates. The main policy proposals are: - establish a support scheme for domestic distribution of natural gas, administered by Enova SF (the agency for promoting energy savings, new renewable energy and environmentally friendly natural gas solutions) - strengthen R&D activities to promote power plants with carbon dioxide capture and storage - establish a support scheme for investment in full-scale power plants with carbon dioxide capture and storage from 2006 - establish a public company which among other things will be responsible for the support scheme for investment in power plants with carbon dioxide capture and storage - establish a national centre for practical use of natural gas. The target group will be end-users. The centre is proposed to be located on the West Coast, between Bergen and Stavanger - establish a national hydrogen programme to provide know-how for a further development of hydrogen technologies.
|This record is superseded by:||White Paper on Innovative Activity for Environmentally Friendly Gas Technologies|
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