Tag Archives: Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Petrol power: Gas rises to top of post-coal electricity options for Longyearbyen, government-ordered report states

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Gas is cost-effective, clean and secure in terms of supplies, while alternatives such as solar, wind and an a giant “extension cable” from the mainland fail to match up in one or more aspects. And continuing to burn coal is for all practical purposes up in soot.

Climate change skeptic takes over ministry that governs Svalbard – and he didn’t realize it’s part of the job

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Only a few weeks after Norway’s Conservative-led government teetered on the brink of collapse, it has taken a turn to the right with appointments that include putting a climate change skeptic in charge of the ministry that governs Svalbard – a responsibility he admits he was unaware of when he started the job Tuesday.