Støre doesn’t want to regulate power exports: “It’s in Norway’s interest to be connected to the European electricity market”

Jonas Gahr StørePhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB
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It is in Norway’s interest to be connected to the European electricity market, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) stated on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the Red Party’s leader Bjørnar Moxnes called for the regulation of electricity exports in order to reduce electricity prices in Norway. 

But Støre made it clear that he is not willing to do so. 

A disservice

“It will serve Norway, electricity customers, and the business community poorly if we report to Europe that we are leaving the market,” Støre said.

He believes that European countries would respond with their own measures.

“If every country in Europe decided to act like that, Norway would suffer,” Støre noted.

He believes the political will should be used to build more renewable energy, including wind power facilities at sea and on land.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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