Norway is pursuing ambitious, forward-thinking energy policies, but could go further in its efforts to become a low-carbon economy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has concluded in a review published on 15 March 2011.
Norway’s large potential for hydropower generation is an asset, as European electricity markets are integrating and variable renewable energy generation is set to increase. More cross-border interconnections are needed to realise the full potential of hydropower for balancing variations in demand and supply in the regional market. Increased interconnections would also improve electricity security in Norway in times of low hydropower availability. Gas-fired power plants should also be considered for use for the same purpose.
In order to meet its ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Norway needs to step up efforts at home. Although the dominance of low-carbon electricity in the energy mix limits the scope for domestic measures, large potential for emission reductions remains in oil and gas production, manufacturing and transport. However, measures to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy should be carefully designed, because they often focus on electricity and would thus not reduce emissions. Recent large increases in spending on energy RD&D and ongoing efforts to develop carbon capture and storage are very welcome.
Fisheries reform is driven by economic forces, not environmental crisis. Policy makers must involve all stakeholders in supporting and sustaining reforms, as seen in these case studies of Iceland, Korea, Mexico, Norway and New Zealand.
This report summarises the legal and regulatory framework for transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes in Norway.
Le processus d’examen par les pairs, qui est unique à l’OCDE, a permis d’améliorer les politiques publiques. Les examens évaluent comment les pays gèrent la conception, l’adoption et la mise en œuvre des réglementations en fonction d’un cadre conceptuel.
Le développement durable occupe une place de premier plan dans l’élaboration de l’action publique en Norvège.
The workshop’s goal was to discuss and identify lessons learned from experience to date of Internet intermediaries in helping to advance public policy objectives, namely their roles and responsibilities for actions by users of their platforms.
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Agreement between Norway and Saint Lucia for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between Norway and Grenada for the exchange of information relating to tax matters