India and Norway share strong economic, political, and cultural ties that have strengthened over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Transportation, and Sustainable Waste Management. Both countries are key players in the global energy transition and sustainable use of marine resources. Norway is a world leader in renewable energy, with the highest share of renewable energy in the world. 56 percent of Norway’s total energy usage comes from renewable sources, utilising hydropower more than any other country around the globe. Additionally, the Government of India, through the National Hydrogen Mission and Green Hydrogen Policy, has reconfirmed its commitment to renewable energy sources.
In addition to the focus on renewable energy, Norway also possesses expertise in the battery storage industry. Norway is often referred to as the “battery of Europe” and has been a pioneer in energy storage both by traditional hydropower as well as the use of EVs. Norway also offers the world’s cleanest battery production and ensures an abundance of clean energy, raw materials, and a world-class processing industry. Given India’s commitment and aspirations toward a more sustainable future, there are several synergies that can be utilized between both countries.