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Norway and UK sign joint renewables agreement. Norway’s Oil and Energy Minister Terje Riis-Johansen and UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry MP have signed a deal to secure Britain a safe gas supply and develop offshore wind power. In yesterday’s joint statement issued at the 2010 ONS Conference and Exhibition in Stavanger, both Ministers also agreed to help the wind industry to develop offshore North Sea wind energy projects, as well as following work by Norway’s Statnett and the UK’s National Grid on connecting the two countries’ power supplies. Additionally, the deal, which includes an agreement to work on Carbon Capture and Storage, means Norway and the UK will “work together to encourage uptake of renewables and access to green energy in developing countries, including through REEEP and IRENA.”

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Norway and UK sign joint renewables agreement

Published on Thursday, 26th August, 2010 at 00:21 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Ramona Tancau   .
Last Updated on 26th August 2010 at 09:47.

Norway’s Oil and Energy Minister Terje Riis-Johansen and UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry MP have signed a deal to secure Britain a safe gas supply and develop offshore wind power.

UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry MP
UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry MP
Photo: ONS


In yesterday’s joint statement issued at the 2010 ONS Conference and Exhibition in Stavanger, both Ministers also agreed to help the wind industry to develop offshore North Sea wind energy projects, as well as following work by Norway’s Statnett and the UK’s National Grid on connecting the two countries’ power supplies.

Additionally, the deal, which includes an agreement to work on Carbon Capture and Storage, means Norway and the UK will “work together to encourage uptake of renewables and access to green energy in developing countries, including through REEEP and IRENA.”

REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership) aims to catalyse the market for renewable energy and energy efficiency, focusing primarily on emerging markets and developing countries.

IRENA (the International Renewable Energy Agency), established in Bonn at the beginning of last year, aims to promote all forms of sustainable renewable energy as widely as possible.

The agreement comes just one week after a visit by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, who has already discussed a similar grid hook-up with Statnett, and taken part in negotiations with Statoil to place their Hywind floating wind turbine in Scottish waters.

“Scotland's waters are estimated to have as much as a quarter of Europe's potential offshore wind and tidal energy resource and a tenth of the wave power capacity,” he said at the time.

Yesterday’s deal also highlighted “the growing potential for North Sea marine renewable energy projects to bring new investment and green job opportunities and to strengthen energy security in the region.”

Read the joint statement here.



Published on Thursday, 26th August, 2010 at 00:21 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Ramona Tancau   .
Last updated on 26th August 2010 at 09:47.

This post has the following tags: ons, stavanger, charles, hendry, mp, minister, energy, uk, oil, terje, riis-johansen, deal, renewables, north, sea, statnett, alex, salmond, reeep, irena.





  
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