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Norway's new oil minister: Oil and climate goals can go hand in hand

The new Norwegian oil minister Kjell-Børge Freiberg tells Sysla in an interview that he does not see any opposition between fossil fuels and climate change mitigation. He wants Norway to play a central role.

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Norway has appointed Kjell-Børge Freiberg as its new oil and energy minister. The new minister is a big proponent of Norwegian oil production, which he thinks should produce as much oil as possible, Freiberg says to Sysla in an interview.

Freiberg says that he does not see any opposition between fossil fuels and climate change mitigation. He sees Norway as playing a key role.

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