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  • Emissions from Norwegian economic activity, 1990-2015

    In 2015, greenhouse gas emissions per produced NOK were at about the same level as the previous year. 2015 is the first year since 2010 that the emission intensities have not decreased.

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  • Greenhouse gas emissions up 1 per cent in 2015

    Emissions of greenhouse gases from Norwegian territory amounted to 53.9 million tonnes in 2015. This is 0.6 million tonnes, or about 1 per cent, more than the preceding year. The increase is mainly due to higher emissions from oil and gas extracti...

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  • New calculation method pushes up emissions

    New calculations for 1990-2015 show larger emissions than earlier estimates. Norway still fulfils its commitments for emissions of nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide. Norway has not reached the target emissions of ammonia and Non-Methane Volatile...

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  • Small changes in emissions of hazardous substances

    There were comparatively small changes in emissions of hazardous substances from 2014 to 2015. Some large increases are due to casual annual variations, while there was a substantial 10 per cent drop for mercury.

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  • Almost 1 000 urban settlements in Norway

    In total, 4 230 000 inhabitants lived in a total of 990 urban settlements in Norway as of 1 January 2016. Near 81 per cent of the population of Norway lives in urban settlements.

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  • Increase in extraction of natural resources

    The economy-wide material flow accounts shows that about 364 million tonnes of natural resources were extracted in Norway in 2015. Extraction and export of fossil fuels dominate, but the extraction of non-metallic ores has increased considerably f...

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  • Service industry waste steadily increasing

    The service industries generated just short of 2.2 million tonnes of waste in 2015. As before, the domestic trade business had the highest share of the waste, with 38 per cent.

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  • Hazardous waste still on the rise

    A total of 1.41 million tonnes of hazardous waste were sent for approved treatment in 2015 – an increase of around 75 per cent compared to 2003. In comparison, gross domestic product (GDP) and the population has only increased by 21 and 14 per cen...

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  • Growing number of Norwegians are exposed to noise

    The number of Norwegians exposed to noise continued to increase, and in 2014 was at the highest level since 1999. Road traffic was by far the largest source, and affected about 35 per cent of the population.

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  • Almost 1 billion less to environmental protection measures

    In 2015, as in 2014, there was a decline in the environmental protection expenditures in manufacturing, mining and quarrying. Total expenditures were NOK 8 billion in 2015. The main cause for the decline is lower current expenditures, while invest...

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  • NOK 23.9 billion in turnover

    Preliminary figures show that enterprises within water supply, sewerage and waste had a total turnover of NOK 23.9 billion in 2015, which corresponds to an increase of 6.2 per cent compared to final figures for 2014.

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  • The Norwegian Emission Inventory 2016

    Documents 2016/22

    The Norwegian emission inventory is a joint undertaking between the Norwegian Environment Agency and Statistics Norway. Statistics Norway is responsible for the collection and development of activity data, and emission figures are derived from mod...

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  • Macro-economic analysis for Norway of the EU climate policy up to 2030

    Reports 2016/25

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  • Small increase in Norway’s waste

    The total amount of waste in Norway increased by 7 per cent from 2013 to 2014. In 2014, a total of 11.9 million tonnes of waste was generated. This continues the trend seen in recent years, with an increase by several per cent each year.

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  • Negligible increase in waste from building activities

    In 2014, there was a very small increase in the generation of waste from new constructions, rehabilitation and demolition activities compared to 2013. In total, 1.87 million tonnes of waste were generated in 2014 from different building activities...

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