Due to an abundance of inland water, Norway is rich in hydroelectric power, which constitutes around 98 percent of the electricity used nationwide. This, along with powerful incentives like waived or reduced tax and fees, has made electic powered cars more popular in Norway than anywhere else in the world. Walking the streets in my hometown this summer I was asked by my German friend if Tesla was a Norwegian car brand. They were all over the place. Also the public transportation is mostly powered by electricity, natural gas or even bio-gas made from organic waste. buses are running on either natural gas, hydrogen or even bio-gas made from organic waste. The normal emission cars are more and more restricted in the cities by reducing number of parking places, extending the public transportation lanes and building the cycle path net. Our cities are getting cleaner and air is fresher than a few decades ago.
So we think we have reached the goal? Of course not. Most political parties have focus on sustainability and environment in their programs. In the recent local election for municipalities and district government the environmental party "The Greens" was the one with biggest increase in votes.
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