Norway as a New Key Partner for Austria in Energy and Climate Protection

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: October 3, 2023; 00:01 ♦ (Vindobona)

During a working visit to Norway, Chancellor Karl Nehammer emphasized Norway's key role in the fields of environment, energy technology, and climate protection. In a conversation with Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, Nehammer emphasized that Norway is not only an important partner but also a pioneer in environmental and energy technology.

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer (l.) traveled to Norway for a working visit with the Head of Government Jonas Gahr Store (r.). / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Dragan Tatic

Nehammer stressed the importance of security of supply and expressed the desire to reduce dependence on Russian gas. He thanked Norway for its loyal support, especially by increasing its gas production to supply the EU in times of crisis. A further step in this direction is a new contract between OMV and Norwegian gas company Equinor, which guarantees Austria the supply of billions of…