Norway World Leaders in Renewable Energy
OSLO, Norway, December 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Norway is in a special position when it comes to energy. 95% of the energy produced in
Norway comes from hydropower, and the energy prices are the lowest in Europe. Despite of
this, Norwegian consumers use less environmentally friendly energy.
Big demand for guarantee of origin
Renewable energy is in big demand in many European countries. More and more Europeans want
energy with guarantee of origin. Because of this, Norwegian hydropower is sold on the
European market, and Norwegian households buy energy from less environmentally friendly
sources, imported from other countries.
In June, the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) announced its
updated declaration of energy. Figures show that 45 % of the energy bought in Norway comes
from fossil fuels, while more than 30% comes from nuclear power. NVE’s numbers are in
sharp contrast to the myth that they mostly use clean hydropower in Norway.
“Norway is in a special position when it comes to renewable energy,” says Finn Erik
Arctander, Managing Director of Telinet [https://twitter.com/telinet_energi ] Energi.
“Because most of the electricity in Norway is produced from hydropower, we are used to
thinking that the power we use is green energy. The challenge is that we sell much of our
renewable power abroad and in return we import electricity from coal and nuclear power.”
To get the renewable energy they want, Norwegian consumers now need to actively demand
this from their power supplier.
“We see a big increase in customers that are environmentally conscious. They want
origin-guaranteed energy in Norway as well, and they choose their power supplier based on
this rather than on price only,” says Arctander. “The good news is that environmentally
friendly energy is not more expensive than the energy bought from fossil fuel and nuclear
Green energy just as inexpensive
A brand new overview
[http://www.konkurransetilsynet.no/no/kraftpriser/sjekk-kraftpriser ] shows that many of
the power suppliers with guarantee of origin have the same low prices, or even lower, than
the others. On top of the price list for all power suppliers in the Oslo area, with the
lowest prices, we find Telinet [http://telinetenergi.magnt.com ] Energi, with 100% green
“This list shows that green energy can also be affordable,” says Arctander.
About Telinet [http://nb-no.facebook.com/pages/Telinet-Energi/209788025716691 ] Energi
Telinet Energi AS is certified eco-friendly, and offers 100% green energy. In addition to
provide renewable energy to homes and businesses, Telinet sells various energy saving
products such as heat pumps, electric bikes and water-saving systems.
For further information, please contact: Finn Erik Arctander, Managing Director of Telinet Energi Tel.: +47-91-74-50-52 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Telinet Energi