Solutions exist already today to make Norwegian industry more efficient and unlock large amounts of energy in a way that is largely uncontroversial. Why, then, are energy efficiency measures not being deployed at a quicker pace?
Space heating is something that can be covered with other, lower-quality energy carriers than electricity, given that the buildings are adapted for hydronic heating.
With so many new, power-intensive industries like data centres and battery factories, we need to expand the power grid quickly and efficiently. This can give power companies the opportunity to impose new demands on the industry regarding how they manage their energy consumption.
Research centre HighEFF wrote a handbook that helps businesses find ways to use excess heat to increase their energy efficiency.