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Energy Policy, Economy and Society

The role of the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the future energy system depends on the national and international business regulations, societal acceptance and license to operate. 

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Bioenergy production and biomass valorization

The targets of this work package are to:

  • Address the competitiveness of the Norwegian Continental Shelf in national and international contexts.
  • Contribute to sound climate mitigation policies.
  • Understand and explain the risk and uncertainty of investments related to WP1-WP5.
Research questions
  1. Does the Norwegian tax and subsidy system ensure the right balance between investment in profitable projects and allowing the petroleum sector as a vehicle for green industries vs avoiding stranded assets and expensive pilot projects? 
  2. What are the viable measures to curb emissions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, e.g., production taxes and electrification? 
  3. What are the effects of increasing risk premiums, political scrutiny and competition in the petroleum sector and how to improve handling and communication of uncertainty in businesses and policymaking?

Key People

EOJ 244
UiS Business School
Department of Economics and Finance
Atle Blomgren
Senior Researcher