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Norwegian greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 1.2 million tonnes in 2023


Of NTB | 30.05.2024 08:13:01

Weather: – The decrease in greenhouse gas emissions subject to quotas is due to both reduced activity and climate measures. The climate quota system makes it costly to emit greenhouse gases, and thus contributes to emission cuts, says director Ellen Hambro of the Norwegian Environment Agency, in a press release.

The figures from the Norwegian Environment Agency show that emissions of greenhouse gases in Norway decreased by 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents in 2023 compared to the previous year.

About 150 Norwegian businesses, including five aviation operators, reported emissions under the EU’s climate quota system to the Norwegian Environment Agency for 2023.

Emissions subject to quotas from land-based industry were reduced by 6.5 per cent compared to 2022. Emissions from metallurgical industry were reduced by 10 per cent. But the decline is due, among other things, to high electricity prices and lower production at several facilities.

Eramet Kvinesdal reduced operations at its plant last year due to fluctuating power prices. Alcoa Lista also halted parts of its production in autumn 2022 due to high electricity prices, and this part of the plant has been closed throughout 2023.

Hydro Aluminum Karmøy also had lower quota-obligatory emissions than the previous year, after reducing production towards the end of 2022 and further in 2023.


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