Energy ministers from Norway and the UK yesterday signed a joint agreement to co-operate further on renewable energy, oil and gas and jointly develop technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Energy secretary Chris Huhne signed the agreement with his Norwegian counterpart the minister for petroleum and energy Ola Borten Moe in London today.
The ministers confirmed their support for the future development of oil and gas reserves in the North Sea using the best available technology, and for developing an electrical interconnection between the UK and Norway.
Energy minister Charles Hendry said: “Our energy security is enhanced by close links with Scandinavia and Europe. And as renewables and CCS develop further, it is increasingly vital that we work closely in these areas too.”