Coronaviruset meant that we had to dypfryse the economy, and oil prices fell.Columnist Sigrid Hagerup Melhuus
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It is too early to conclude finally, what corona pandemic, oljeprisfall and political krisepakker have done with our economy, but two things appear likely. One is that the political measures hardly big enough speed in the green commercial development in Norway, so that we get real green growth. It is current business policy for locked in yesterday's mindset.Confusion about the edge of the ice Debate
The second is that no matter what we do in the Uk do, our trading partners in the EUROPEAN union at full speed into another time, and the future we must adapt ourselves to changes in our most important market better.
the first time with the uncontrolled proliferation of coronaviruset predicted The international monetary fund (IMF) crisis in the 1930s, and the organization has recently revised down their economic expectations on the new.
Krisepakker have been necessary to prevent that the economic crisis will be deeper than necessary. Political krisepakker to keep your life in businesses and stimulate the economy is also an opportunity to put the production into a course, it still need to take. The day before the first krisepakken was added to until 13. in march I took and colleague in Tankesmien Agenda Sigrun Aasland called for that krisepakkene should put considerable pace on the green growth in the Uk through strategic bets on industries with great potential for sustainable production. We should also take the opportunity to necessary kompetansepåfyll in lavtlønnsyrkene, make sure that the most vulnerable in the labour market were also those that were the hardest hit by the shutdown of the economy, and ensure that transfers to the business sector does not contribute to socialize the risk and privatize the gain.Crisis can save the climate Comment
The first krisepakkene made many important steps, but gave most of them had the most from before. And they did little for the green transition.
At the end of may the government finally with its green krisepakke. The package got criticism for being too thin smeared and without direction, with the money both to the one and the other, but still not something fully and completely. As critics pointed out, it lacked clear ambitions for green growth in the industrial scale of, for example, hydrogen, sirkulærøkonomi or offshore wind. Then, in the beginning of June the government presented its hydrogenstrategi, a strategy it has been with great expectations. Hydrogen is described as a "game changer", so the oil was in his time, a nullutslippsløsning in the transport and industry where there currently are no other good options for cutting emissions. In Norway we have both the natural resources and the expertise that is needed for a significant hydrogensatsing. But the strategy that was presented gave a picture of nåsituasjonen, and not where we are going from here.The real problem with this Debate
Both the green krisepakken and hydrogenstrategien illustrates some of the challenges with the current business policy in the Uk: government initiatives could have represented the start of a new green growth in a time where it is needed activity and demand in the economy. But much to suggest that the government's policy is characterized by a passive business / political thinking, which one in fear of picking winners, refuse to make any clear choice.
At the same time is there a significant ideological shift in the ministry of trade and climate policies in a number of western countries. The EUROPEAN union launched the EU's European Green Deal before christmas last year, with a number of associated strategies and action plans that have come the last few weeks and months. The new, green næringspolitikken in Europe is going away from the false idea that government must lead a næringsnøytral policy without clear priorities and goals.How can the Parliament win the battle against climate change Comment
In Norway, it is the opposition as målbærer this ideological shift in the green næringspolitikken best. Recently let for example Tankesmien white supremacist agendas næringspolitiske range, which consists of Espen Barth Eide (Ap), Kari Elisabeth Kaski (SV), Anne Beathe Kristiansen Tvinnereim (Sp) and Per Espen Stoknes (MDG) up to four social mission for green growth. Samfunnsoppdragene, the goal is formed between the industry and government in strategic partnership, which provides direction and predictability to an industry that stands in the markets in the big change.
the Aspirations of the selection is advocated for by 2030 is "all feed for agriculture and aquaculture from sustainable sources"; "doubling of value added in aquaculture and lower footprint"; "large-scale hydrogenproduksjon and industry in the Uk"; and the testing and upscaling of nullutslippsskip so that the technology is competitive with conventional vessels, with deliveries from the Norwegian maritime cluster. The state should contribute to a minimum of 100 nullutslippsskip the next few years.Socialist oljeanalytikere Debate
Those goals , within, for example, hydrogen, is particularly necessary when our main market, the european, is in so great a change. With the European Green Deal is the Eu's goal to become the world's first climate-neutral continent, and the Norwegian gas will be phased out. The current Norwegian gas export makes up almost a quarter of Europe's total gas consumption. A major source of export earnings for the Uk must be replaced, and the gas can be used for the production of blue hydrogen with carbon capture and storage. When needed, however, a thorough assessment of the potential of the hydrogen to Europe, and a strategy that can realize the possibilities.
Consequences of coronapandemien on the Norwegian economy are not over. What is certain is that both the climate crisis and our handelspartneres climate policies will pose ever-new requirements for the Norwegian business sector in the years to come. It is an adaptation individual companies cannot do alone. We need the state as an entrepreneur and policies that contribute to the actual transition. Change away from passive policies, it is responsible now.the Pandemic was no black swan, Columnist You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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