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Climate Pendulum Swings in Norway Election

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The oil versus climate debate proved to be one of the most hotly contested issues prior to Norway’s parliamentary election last week. The three parties that will now most likely form a new coalition center-left government, led by the Labour Party, have differing views on how far and at what pace the pendulum should shift. While a majority of Norwegian voters are not yet convinced about pulling the plug on the oil sector, the election has forced all political parties to sharpen their climate policy. To what degree that will compromise oil and gas activity going forward will be hammered out in negotiations in the coming days and weeks.

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