Norway Report Calls For 50% Cut In Buildings Energy Use
The committed said it is possible to gradually reduce energy use in buildings from the current level of 80 terawatt-hours to 70 TWh in 2020, 55 TWh in 2030 and 40 TWh in 2040 through a combination of upgrading existing buildings and creating stricter regulations for new buildings.
Oil and Energy Minister Terje Riis-Johansen (photo) said the recommendations provide a good basis for further work on energy efficiency and said a key contribution to cutting energy use will be improving residential buildings.
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