About a dozen Alaska Lawmakers and others are in Norway looking at how the country develops it’s renewable and fossil fuel resources. Norway gets 98% of its energy for in country use from hydropower. They export their oil and gas to Europe and other markets, mainly through a system of seabed pipelines.
Nils Andreassen is the managing director at Anchorage based Institute of the North, the oganization that pulled the visit to Norway together. He says oil development is run by a coalition of state and private industry and all their oil production is off shore. He says he’s hearing positive comments from Alaska’s legislators.
Nils Andreassen is the managing director of Institute of the North.