Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorTor A. Benjaminsen
dc.contributor.authorHustveit, Helga
dc.date.accessioned2023-10-19T16:27:25Z
dc.date.available2023-10-19T16:27:25Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifierno.nmbu:wiseflow:6873791:55334843
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/3097631
dc.description.abstractThis thesis researches the debate on electrification of oil and gas production in Norway and relates the debate to global climate justice. The climate crisis makes it important to reduce climate emissions fast. The national climate goal of Norway is to reduce 55% of the before 2030, and the sector target for the oil and gas industry is 50% reduction in emissions from 2005-levels by 2030. Electrification of oil and gas operations is one of the measures that can be used to reach emissions reductions. However, this requires investments and electricity. Some actors worry that it prolongs the lifespan of the fossil industry, while others argue that it is the only way to reach the 2030 target. I explore this debate through perspectives from political ecology, and I conduct a narrative analysis, where I identify four narratives in the debate. These are identified based on 13 interviews with key actors from the political parties, environmental organizations and the oil and gas industry in Norway. The identified narratives are (1) The Development, not liquidation of the oil and gas industry-narrative, (2) The Liberal ecomodernism-narrative, (3) The Stop fossil fuels-narrative, and (4) the Electrification: too expensive and inefficient-narrative. Key words: narrative analysis, political ecology, climate justice, Norwegian oil and gas production, electrification of oil and gas production
dc.description.abstract
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherNorwegian University of Life Sciences
dc.titleDoes electrification of oil and gas justify Norway’s fossil production? A narrative analysis of the debate on electrification of oil and gas
dc.typeMaster thesis


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record