Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. The capital is Oslo. The state comprises 19 counties united in five regions with an unofficial status.
Norway’s renewable energy policy
Norway was planning to more than double installed onshore wind capacity in 2019-2020 by adding 2 GW of new projects, with another 0.4 GW expected to come online in 2021.
The Norwegian government supports transition to environmentally friendly production and consumption of energy through Enova, an enterprise owned by the Ministry of Climate and Environment.
In April 2019, industry regulator NVE called a halt to new wind power project approvals after a raft of protests. Protesters claim wind turbines visually pollute the landscape and pose a danger to birds.
Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE)
The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) is a directorate under the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.