"Norway’s Center-Left Heads To Victory In General Elections"

"COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The center-left bloc headed to a victory in Norway’s elections Monday as official projections pointed to the governing Conservatives losing power after a campaign dominated by climate change and the future of the country’s oil and gas exploration industry.

With a projection based on a preliminary count of nearly 93% of the votes, the Labor Party and its two allies — the Socialist Left and the euroskeptic Center Party — would hold 100 seats in the 169-seat Stortinget assembly while the current government would get 68. One seat was still unsure. ...

Labor has promised an industrial policy that will funnel support to new green industries, like wind power, “blue hydrogen” that uses natural gas to produce an alternative fuel, and carbon capture and storage, which seeks to bury carbon dioxide under the ocean."

Jan M. Olsen reports for the Associated Press September 13, 2021.


"Oil-Rich Norway Goes To Polls With Climate On The Agenda" (AP)

Source: AP, 09/14/2021