In Dagens Næringsliv AS - 28.03.2017.
Hilde Merete Assheim was asked: What is the most important contribute from politicians to strengthen the future of industry in Norway?
- I know the aluminum industry well. It is sold at the same price no matter where it is produced. The important thing for Norwegian businesses is to have the conditions that do not oblige us cost our competitors do not have. It is a paradox that Norway pay for CO2 costs in electricity prices, although we fully rely on hydropower. Without coverage for this additional cost, we find that water-based aluminum production in Norway will be phased out in favor of aluminum production in areas based on power with CO2 emissions, but without CO2 costs.