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On Beyond Oil*: John Olav Tande

John Olav Tande is Centre Director for NOWITECH, a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)

Reserarch on wind farms
John O Tande with a model in the wind tunnell

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NOWITECH is an international research cooperation on offshore wind technology contributing to large scale deployment of deep sea offshore wind turbines.

Find out more about innovations and research on offshore wind at: www.nowitech.no

Offshore wind is a technology that will be crucial in reaching the 2-degree climate target.

Global climate benefits:

Wind power produces no greenhouse gas emissions and requires just a few months to produce as much energy as was needed to create it.

Is the technology ready?

Offshore wind power is already being installed now at a large scale in the North Sea, especially by the UK and Germany. China, Japan, South Korea, USA and others have also ambitious programmes. Wind resources are evenly distributed between rich and poor countries, and wind energy is already in use in many developing countries.

Why offshore wind is important for Norway:

Norway has some of the world's foremost research and industrial players in the field. We have access to a long coastline that offers very large offshore wind energy resources. Our hydro-based power system has the ability to store energy in the form of reservoirs and fits perfectly with wind power. Europe needs more renewable energy, and Norway can use renewable energy for green industrial development, transport and the electrification of society. By focusing on offshore wind as a climate initiative, Norway will help to reduce emissions and create jobs in Norway.

Here you can find offshore wind blogs on #SINTEFenergy.

* This text is background information for the participants at the "On Beyond Oil"-event. 

Published 16 June 2015
Chief Scientist

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01/01/2009 - 31/12/2017