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Hydrogen and offshore wind to carry Norway through crisis

With a green crisis package of NOK 3.6 billion, grants for efforts including hydrogen and offshore wind will help get Norway through the financial crisis following the oil price war and Covid-19.

Another NOK 2 billion have been proposed for state energy fund Enova, which last year supported Equinor's floating wind farm Hywind Tampen with NOK 2.3 billion. | Photo: Equinor

On Friday, the Norwegian government presented a green crisis package of NOK 3.6 billion (EUR 482.5 million) meant to bring Norway out of the deadlock of the coronavirus and oil crises and toward more favorable winds. Offshore winds, to be exact.

Initially, NOK 25 million are earmarked for development of supply chains within Norwegian offshore wind in a new research center part of the Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME).

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