Renewable Popularity Revealed in Norway

Renewable energy is far more popular with Norwegians than fossil energy production, even with the adoption of carbon capture and storage technology, the results of a new survey show.

According to the TNS Gallup Climate Barometer, renewable energy is the clear winner in a survey which asked Norwegians what their impression of 14 energy sources, eight renewable and six fossil, was. The eight renewable energy sources top the list. Natural gas with carbon handling enters the list at ninth place, well behind the least popular renewable energy source, bio energy. 

On average, the renewable energy sources score 79 out of 100 points, while coal and gas with CO2 handling only scores 48 points. Nuclear energy scores 34 points, while coal and gas without CO2 handling only receives 23 points. And hydro power is most definitely the most popular, with 87 out of 100 points.

“Fossil energy sources systematically scores lower than renewable energy, even if the CO2 is handled. The picture is very clear,” said Daniel Rees, project manager for TNS Gallup’s Climate Barometer.

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