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was just 8 MWh from the total 345 MWh, compared to a
56,535 MWh increase in the EU in the same year. However,
Norway has the necessary resources and competency to
achieve this goal;
research and invest in increased energy efficiency in
buildings, by "Green KWh", e.g., improved building
insulation, which would reduce the owners’ heating bill and
free up an equivalent amount of energy for other uses. In
order to meet the currently developing shortage of electric
power, gas-fired power plants have been proposed as a
solution in Norway (Alfsen, 2008). Much heating of buildings
comes from electricity, and a large potential exists for
making this electric power available for other uses by finding
other ways of keeping buildings warm. Buildings can be
heated using bio-energy. Initial calculations indicate that this
is both cheaper for consumers and frees up natural gas
worth about NOK 1 billion (when compared to a gas-fired
power-plant of about 3 TWh). Selling this natural gas, rather
than burning it, would pay back modern, efficient technical...
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- Summer '14