Støre rejects speculations, says no foreign leaders at Glasgow climate summit asked Norway to stop oil activities

Jonas Gahr StørePhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) says no foreign leaders at the climate summit in Glasgow asked Norway to stop oil and gas activities.

“Nobody brought it up with me,” Støre told NTB on the sidelines of the Nordic Council summit in Copenhagen.

“On the contrary, Norway is recognized as a driving force for renewable energy sources and conservation of rainforests,” Støre, who traveled on to the Danish capital after attending the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow on Monday and Tuesday, stated.

Norwegian gas exports

Støre also defended Norwegian gas exports.

“Europe gets 30% of its gas from Norway. The debate here, also among Nordic prime ministers, is the concern that you could become dependent on Russia for gas. The fact that Norway is involved in supplying gas to Europe, while Europe needs the gas during the transition to renewables, is good – I think,” Støre said.

He also sees great opportunities for Norway in the production of so-called blue hydrogen.

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

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