you Thought this year's celebration of World environment day, 5. June should be a powerful echo after last year's klimaprotester? Then you are probably disappointed with this year's party.
Already the day before, had Ap secured a majority for the new E18 west of Oslo. And on blåmandagen after, was Right, the progress party, the Labour party, KrF, Left and Sp agree on a krisepakke for the oil and gas industry. In the agreement, raised exemption from the resource rent tax on income from oil to 24 per cent of the investment.
This ensures many jobs the field of oil extraction and the supply industry. But it also increases emissions of greenhouse gases in the unfathomable future. And most importantly of all: It allows greenhouse gas emissions to a far more profitable investment than that a renewable future is.Klimakrisa threatens the wage settlement
A billion invested in oil provides a tax-exempt in ca. 60 million a year. The equivalent exemption for those who produce hydroelectric power is zero. No.
at the same time that Norwegian environmentalists used miljødagen to fight against the wind, so increased the profitability of fossil fuel energy with milliardbeløp of the night.
the Development of renewable energy, however, has only been worsened conditions and a greater political head of water with all the resistance against wind power. It is also more risky to invest in renewable power, the greater the political pressure is on to revoke certain licences. And while skattefritaket to sell oil is record high, is friinntektsgraden for vannkraftprodusenter reach all the way down to zero.
the State assumes that power companies can take up free loans to realize new hydroelectric projects, which makes that power plants are taxed from the first dollar on all major projects. But there are no free loans. Large borrowing costs and low profitability, means that a lot of renewable energy therefore is not produced.
For comparison is the extent of the taxable income for the sale of oil and gas, increased to a quarter of the investment costs. Oljeprosjekter that were unprofitable became profitable overnight. The state throws money after the oil, and pinch again on hydro-electric power.
winter drew Statkraft out of offshore wind projects, because the beat of elektrifiseringen in the country is going so slowly. The fear is simply that they don't get sold the power. The conditions for fossil energy is in other words very good, while the terms for renewable energy is very poor. And it is at a time when the consequences of climate change hangs over us like a heavy, dark grey sky.
We need quite a lot more electric power in Norway. Both for the economy and for klimaets sake. Energy Norway has calculated that an increase of the uplift for hydroelectric power, will cost 300 million per percentage point. A friinntektsgrad at 7 percent, which the industry itself has requested, will cost the state two billion kroner and release large amounts of new electric power. It requires no more than that the state taxes its own power plant a little less than today.
the Revenue they lose from the tax on themselves, they get again with greater benefit from the greater production. But this they will not. At the same time saying the state from income of between 4 and 5 billion, to ensure greater production of oil.Warns against the summer heat: - Not normal
Emissions from the oil and gas production increases, in contrast to in the process industry is a large consumer of electric power. Energy efficiency is also inferior. Shall we halve the greenhouse gas emissions at the same time as we maintain export income, we need therefore to develop industry practically without emissions. When the electrical processes in the industry, be good store.
Vannelektrolyse based on renewable energy, is one of our most important future value chains in Norway. The biggest assumption in order to get it, is predictable and good access to power. Yara-produced hydrogen from the water right up to 1988. When was electric power outdone by the gas. If Yara were added on the production of emission-free electrolysis in the day, would the production costs are doubled.
If we really want something with green manufacturing and reducing emissions, we need to make emission-free, profitable hydrogenproduksjon to the gold standard for how much power we need. And produce renewable energy.
But at the same time as we throw money after oil and gas, it seems unfortunately as if electricity is the worst thing we can do." In the year 2020. With climate change hanging over us.the Crisis that changes everything Comment You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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