Few countries in the industrialized West are more energy directed than Norway. Whereas most nations have paid particular attention to the relationship between their economic growth and the consumption of energy, Norway has to a high degree based her industrialization and economic growth on the exploitation of indigenous energy resources. Therefore, establishing principles of developing and using energy resources has been an important political topic in Norway since industrialization gathered headway near the turn of the century.
Energy Policy: A Norwegian Perspective,
Nw. J. Int'l L. & Bus.