Norway

Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic in early 2020, Norway has committed at least USD 13.89 billion to supporting different energy types through new or amended policies, according to official government sources and other publicly available information. These public money commitments include:

  • At least USD 11.37 billion for unconditional fossil fuels through 6 policies (6 quantified)
  • At least USD 1.78 billion for conditional fossil fuels through 1 policy (1 quantified)
  • At least USD 2.65 million for unconditional clean energy through 1 policy (1 quantified)
  • At least USD 7.96 million for conditional clean energy through 1 policy (1 quantified)
  • At least USD 718.76 million for other energy through 5 policies (5 quantified)

By energy type, Norway committed at least USD 11.37 billion to oil and gas (at least USD 11.37 billion to unconditional oil and gas).

In addition, no public money commitments identified for coal.

Further, no public money commitments identified for hydrogen based on fossil fuels.

Finally, Norway committed at least USD 1.78 billion to multiple fossil fuels (at least USD 1.78 billion to conditional multiple fossil fuels).

A considerably larger amount of public money committed to supporting the economy and people of Norway through monetary and fiscal policies in response to the crisis may also benefit different elements of the energy sector. However, these values are not available from official legislation and statements and therefore are not included in the database. Meanwhile, in addition to monetary and fiscal measures, the database lists other policies and regulations that can also provide benefits to producers and consumers of different energy types.

These public money commitments are additional to many other government policies that had existed to support different energy types before the COVID19 pandemic.

Updated: 19 January 2022


At least

$13.16 billion

Supporting fossil fuel energy

$2,460.52

Per capita



At least

$10.62 million

Supporting clean energy

$1.99

Per capita

Norway

Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic in early 2020, Norway has committed at least USD 13.89 billion to supporting different energy types through new or amended policies, according to official government sources and other publicly available information. These public money commitments include:

  • At least USD 11.37 billion for unconditional fossil fuels through 6 policies (6 quantified)
  • At least USD 1.78 billion for conditional fossil fuels through 1 policy (1 quantified)
  • At least USD 2.65 million for unconditional clean energy through 1 policy (1 quantified)
  • At least USD 7.96 million for conditional clean energy through 1 policy (1 quantified)
  • At least USD 718.76 million for other energy through 5 policies (5 quantified)

By energy type, Norway committed at least USD 11.37 billion to oil and gas (at least USD 11.37 billion to unconditional oil and gas).

In addition, no public money commitments identified for coal.

Further, no public money commitments identified for hydrogen based on fossil fuels.

Finally, Norway committed at least USD 1.78 billion to multiple fossil fuels (at least USD 1.78 billion to conditional multiple fossil fuels).

A considerably larger amount of public money committed to supporting the economy and people of Norway through monetary and fiscal policies in response to the crisis may also benefit different elements of the energy sector. However, these values are not available from official legislation and statements and therefore are not included in the database. Meanwhile, in addition to monetary and fiscal measures, the database lists other policies and regulations that can also provide benefits to producers and consumers of different energy types.

These public money commitments are additional to many other government policies that had existed to support different energy types before the COVID19 pandemic.

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Public money commitments to fossil fuels, clean and other energy in Norway recovery packages since January 2020, USD billion, as of 19 January 2022

Country Jurisdiction Category Policy name Sector Energy Type Mechanism Value committed, USD Date of announcement Stage Legislation and Endorsing Agency Arm of Government Primary and secondary stated objective of the policy Date of entry into force Implemented repeal date, if any Value committed, national currency Value disbursed, national currency Value disbursed, USD: Policy background Links to official sources Links to additional sources
Norway National Fossil unconditional Green Technology Crisis Package: Increased funding to Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2123367.6611105 2020052929/05/2020 Several energy stages Norwegian Government Government Support and restructure Norwegian economy during economic slowdown; support supply companies in the energy sector after oil price fall 19/06/2020 20000000 Increased funding to NORWEP (Norwegian Energy Partners): extra NOK 20 milion to NORWEP, which is a foundation that promotes internationalisation of Norwegian energy companies. The focus is support to energy supply companies (very important in this sector) that have been affected by the decrease of oil prices during the covid-crisis
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https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/a29386c923894b9b91a8df7a0903fff2/no/pdfs/prp201920200127000dddpdfs.pdf
https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/ny-side5/id2704503/
https://www.stortinget.no/no/Saker-og-publikasjoner/Saker/Sak/?p=80049"
Norway National Other energy Green Technology Crisis Package: Hydrogen in Norway Multiple sectors Hydrogen Budget or off-budget transfer ... 12740205.966663 2020052929/05/2020 Several energy stages Norwegian Government Government Support and restructure Norwegian economy during economic slowdown; promote hydrogen use 19/06/2020 120000000 Strengthened focus on hydrogen in Norway: NOK 120 milions to the ENERGIX-programme of the Norwegian Reseach Council to promote innovation and transition for Norwegian business, with increased focus on hydrogen and building on Norway's hydrogen strategy
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https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/a29386c923894b9b91a8df7a0903fff2/no/pdfs/prp201920200127000dddpdfs.pdf
https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/ny-side5/id2704503/
https://www.stortinget.no/no/Saker-og-publikasjoner/Saker/Sak/?p=80049"
Norway National Clean unconditional Green Technology Crisis Package: Offshore wind Power generation Wind Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2654209.5763882 2020052929/05/2020 Electricity generation Norwegian Government Government Support and restructure Norwegian economy during economic slowdown; develop supply chains and supply models for offshore wind 19/06/2020 25000000 Offshore wind research: Establishment of a new research centre for environmentaly friendly energy (FME, forskningssenter for miljøvennlig energi), investment of NOK 15 milion. Investment in a project linked to development of supply chains and supply models for offshore wind (NOK 10 million)
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https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/a29386c923894b9b91a8df7a0903fff2/no/pdfs/prp201920200127000dddpdfs.pdf
https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/ny-side5/id2704503/
https://www.stortinget.no/no/Saker-og-publikasjoner/Saker/Sak/?p=80049"
Norway National Other energy Green Technology Crisis Package: Green maritime transport Mobility Multiple energy types Loan guarantee (Hybrid) 382206178.99989 2020052929/05/2020 Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Norwegian Government Government Support and restructure Norwegian economy during economic slowdown; support transition to low-emission maritime transport 19/06/2020 3600000000 Measures to green maritime transport: loan scheme under Innovation Norway. Loss provision of NOK 150 million with a total framework of NOK 300 milion. In addition 65 million research under the Maroff-programme with priority on green maritime transport and 20 million to facilitate development contracts for green ferries
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https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/a29386c923894b9b91a8df7a0903fff2/no/pdfs/prp201920200127000dddpdfs.pdf
https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/ny-side5/id2704503/
https://www.stortinget.no/no/Saker-og-publikasjoner/Saker/Sak/?p=80049"
Norway National Other energy Green Technology Crisis Package: Green transition in municipalities Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 5308419.1527763 2020052929/05/2020 Several energy stages Norwegian Government Government Support and restructure Norwegian economy during economic slowdown; support local and regional governments to promote GHG-reducing projects 19/06/2020 50000000 Green transition in municipalities: support for projects that will cut greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to the green transition
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https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/a29386c923894b9b91a8df7a0903fff2/no/pdfs/prp201920200127000dddpdfs.pdf
https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/ny-side5/id2704503/
https://www.stortinget.no/no/Saker-og-publikasjoner/Saker/Sak/?p=80049"
Norway National Clean conditional Green Technology Crisis Package: low emission research Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 7962628.7291645 2020052929/05/2020 Several energy stages Norwegian Government Government Support and restructure Norwegian economy during economic slowdown; support green technology research 19/06/2020 75000000 Low emission research: research to reduce emissions in Norwegian businesses while increasing competitiveness
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https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/a29386c923894b9b91a8df7a0903fff2/no/pdfs/prp201920200127000dddpdfs.pdf
https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/ny-side5/id2704503/
https://www.stortinget.no/no/Saker-og-publikasjoner/Saker/Sak/?p=80049"
Norway National Other energy Green Technology Crisis Package: Green Platform Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 106168383.05553 2020052929/05/2020 Several energy stages Norwegian Government Government Support and restructure Norwegian economy during economic slowdown; support green technology development 19/06/2020 1000000000 Green platform: Over three years, NOK 1 billion will go into a “green platform” administered by the Research Council, Innovation Norway and Siva to perform reseach on "green" technologies. Companies will compete for the money to develop new climate technologies. This platform follows the EU taxonomy for sustainable activities
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https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/a29386c923894b9b91a8df7a0903fff2/no/pdfs/prp201920200127000dddpdfs.pdf
https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/ny-side5/id2704503/
https://www.stortinget.no/no/Saker-og-publikasjoner/Saker/Sak/?p=80049"
Norway National Other energy Green Technology Crisis Package: ENOVA funding Multiple sectors Multiple energy types Budget or off-budget transfer ... 212336766.11105 2020052929/05/2020 Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Norwegian Government Government Support and restructure Norwegian economy during economic slowdown and support green technology development to cut emissions 19/06/2019 2000000000 The purchase applies to flights where there is no basis for commercial operation. Airlines operating existing routes with a state contract (FOT routes), maintains the capacity of the route network until further notice

https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/764cd155a53042bcbb35cb857557d88c/no/pdfs/prp201920200057000dddpdfs.pdf
Norway National Fossil conditional Norwegian government funds CCS facility with NOK 16.8 billion Multiple sectors Multiple fossil Budget or off-budget transfer ... 1783628835.3328 2020092121/09/2020 Reduced environmental damage Norwegian Government Government Reduction of emissions by carbon capture 16800000000 The plan is to build CCS facilities at two sites: one at a cement factory and one at a waste-to-energy power plant. The Norwegian state will cover 16.8 billion NOK out of the total 25.1 billion

https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/943cb244091d4b2fb3782f395d69b05b/nn-no/pdfs/stm201920200033000dddpdfs.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20200923072430/
https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/the-government-launches-longship-for-carbon-capture-and-storage-in-norway/id2765288/
Norway National Fossil unconditional Deferral of taxes related to oil and gas production Resources Oil and gas Tax or royalty or govt fee bre... 10616838305.553 2020043030/04/2020 Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Norwegian Government Government Offset oil price decline, economic crisis from covid-19 100000000000 The Norwegian government presented to the Finance Committee a stimulus package for its oil and gas sector which includes increased depreciation and a more generous taxation regime. The policy will temporarily ease tax rules for oil and gas companies. "The plan does not change the headline tax rate of 78% that oil firms pay on profits, but by raising deductions on new investments, the taxable profits will become smaller in the next several years." The measure is expected to free up NOK 100 billion over two years for investments by oil companies.

https://www.stortinget.no/no/Saker-og-publikasjoner/Saker/Sak/?p=79780
https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/db9b4c93e0ea43f18ebe40a035f995d1/en-gb/pdfs/prp201920200113000engpdfs.pdf
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norway-oil/norway-eyes-temporary-tax-relief-for-oil-firms-idUSKBN22C1CR
https://wwf.panda.org/our_work/climate_and_energy/?364175/Norway-fossil-fuel-COVID-19-options
https://www.rigzone.com/news/norway_presents_measures_to_support_oil_and_gas-01-may-2020-161950-article/
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https://web.archive.org/web/20200616142910/
https://www.stortinget.no/no/Saker-og-publikasjoner/Saker/Sak/?p=79780
https://web.archive.org/web/20200616142703/
https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/db9b4c93e0ea43f18ebe40a035f995d1/en-gb/pdfs/prp201920200113000engpdfs.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20200520152416/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norway-oil/norway-eyes-temporary-tax-relief-for-oil-firms-idUSKBN22C1CR"
Norway National Fossil unconditional Extraordinary subsidy of NOK 21 million to ONS (from previous Offshore North Sea), a non-profit orga... Resources Oil and gas Budget or off-budget transfer ... 2229536.044166 2020081414/08/2020 Exploration or production or processing or storage or transportation Norwegian Government Government Cover part of the loses of the cancellation of ONS conference 2020 due to covid-19 21000000 The foundation ONS (Offshore Northern Seas) had to cancel their yearly energy conference in 2020 due to the authorities measures against infection of the virus, leading to a difficult economic situation for the foundation. Proposed in the national budget changes in 2020. The amount of 21 million NOK will cover part of the losses of the ONS in 2020. Disbursment of the grant needs to be notified and accepted by the EFTA's (European Free Trade Association) supervision organ ESA (EFTA Surveillance Authority)

https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/83ad228ae58b41b798dc8f6934bc374a/no/pdfs/prp201920200142000dddpdfs.pdf

https://klassekampen.no/utgave/2020-08-17/oljetilskudd-far-kulturkritikk
Norway National Fossil unconditional Purchase of home transport by plane from Norwegians traveling Mobility Oil and oil products Budget or off-budget transfer ... 10616838.305553 2020032121/03/2020 Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Norwegian Government Government Secure operation of aviation companies 100000000 The government wants to help Norwegians travel abroad gets safely home to Norway. The government is working closely with the airlines to assist Norwegian citizens in returning to Norway.

https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/764cd155a53042bcbb35cb857557d88c/no/pdfs/prp201920200057000dddpdfs.pdf
Norway National Fossil unconditional Purchase of of domestic flights Mobility Oil and oil products Budget or off-budget transfer ... 106168383.05553 2020032121/03/2020 Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Norwegian Government Government Secure operation of aviation companies 1000000000 The purchase applies to flights where there is no basis for commercial operation. Airlines operating existing routes with a state contract (FOT routes), maintains the capacity of the route network until further notice

https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/764cd155a53042bcbb35cb857557d88c/no/pdfs/prp201920200057000dddpdfs.pdf
Norway National Fossil unconditional Subsidy for loss provision for aviation guarantee scheme Mobility Oil and oil products Budget or off-budget transfer ... 637010298.33316 2020032121/03/2020 Energy use (all energy types, consumption in transport, household use, buildings etc) Norwegian Government Government Secure operation of aviation companies and avoid unemployment 6000000000 The aviation industry is in a critical situation after the spread of the coronavirus. The airlines constitutes a central part of critical Norwegian infrastructure. If companies do not have access to increased liquidity, there is a significant risk of bankruptcy. The government will, through a warranty facility, help avoid this.

https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/764cd155a53042bcbb35cb857557d88c/no/pdfs/prp201920200057000dddpdfs.pdf