Energy Partnership Between Germany and Norway to Be Intensified

16. March 2022 | Market

Minister Habeck travels to Oslo for talks. Green hydrogen is also to be a topic.

German Economics and Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) is expected in Norway today for political consultations. The trip is the prelude to a series of foreign trips with the aim of putting German energy imports on a broader basis, according to a press release. The supply of sustainably produced, so-called green hydrogen is also to be a topic of discussion.

The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine has made it abundantly clear that Germany must become independent of Russian energy imports. It is therefore necessary to accelerate the energy transition, the minister said in advance. For short-term and temporary security of energy supply, the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) must be increased. In addition, it is necessary to accelerate the future conversion from conventional natural gas to green hydrogen and hydrogen derivatives such as ammonia.

According to the Federal Foreign Office, Norway is Germany’s second most important energy supplier.

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