Environmentalists blast Norway over Arctic oil plan
The Nordic country has been striving to keep up with growing energy demand from the EU, according to CNBC
The Norwegian government has been urging oil and gas companies to boost exploration in remote Arctic regions as it seeks to strengthen its position as the EU’s largest gas supplier, CNBC reported on Monday.
However, the push has elicited discontent from environmentalists, who see the country’s actions as antithetical to the pursuit of green policies.
Norway, which is not an EU member state, has become the bloc’s largest supplier of natural gas after Russia reduced exports due to sanctions. As a result,…