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All businesses must submit the Participant Agreement to the NOx Agreement 2018-2025 in order to be entitled to a tax exemption for the state NOx tax for a new period. It will be possible to sign up for the new Agreement from January 2018. Companies which have submitted the Participant Agreement by April 1st 2018 are entitled to a tax exemption from January 1st 2018. The tax exemption assumes that the NOx Agreement 2018-2025 is approved by the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA).
A new NOx Agreement between the business organisations and the Norwegian authorities was signed on May 24. The new Agreement is valid for the period 2018-2025
Companies that have or plan to implement measures before 31.12.2017, must apply for support before the end of 2017. The NOx Fund will not grant support to measures carried out back in time after 2017.
Batteries used in maritime sector is environmentally very good, according to a study conducted by Maritime Battery Forum.
An object that is registered in the NOx Fund at the latest by the due date for reporting on the 18th, may now report emissions for the entire quarter that it shall be reported for.
NOx emissions were 5.4 per cent lower in 2015 than in 2014, writes Statistics Norway.
Norway still fulfils its commitments for emissions of nitrogen oxides, writes Statistics Norway.
If a company fails to pay the invoice for reported NOx emissions, an interest of 8.75 % will be added to the amount on the second reminder.
The NOx Fund experiences a large variation and uncertainty among companies and ships on how to calculate NOx emission from ships with SCR systems. The NOx Fund therefor wishes to inform on how to calculate NOx emission from such unites.
The NOx Fund may support NOx reducing measures with implementation in 2018 and 2019.
Air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe. It shortens people’s lifespan and contributes to serious illnesses.
The NOx Fund is pleased to announce that our support rates are increased to trigger implementation of more NOx reducing measures.
For SCR systems on ships where the NOx Fund has granted support, the NOx Fund has imposed requirements for independent measurement of NOx emissions every fifth year.
The NOx Fund experiences that not all enterprises are aware of the change in standard factors for engines, and would like to point this out to the enterprises that uses standard values by calculation and reporting of NOx emissions.
The maximum support limit for SCR system increases from 60 % to 80 % of the investment costs. Increased support applies for all new applications and for applications that have been granted support, but where support is not yet paid out.
The Norwegian government wishes to begin negotiation regarding continuation of the Environmental Agreement on NOx after 2017. This is stated in the government’s new maritime strategy. The first step towards a new agreement has then been taken.
Elkem has decided to invest in a technology upgrade of Oven 3 in the Elkem Salten plant. The NOx Fund has pledged to support this NOx-reducing measure. Estimated NOx reduction following the implementation of the measure is 425 tonnes NOx.
A desired continuation of the Environmental Agreement on NOx 2011-2017 is petitioned in a letter from NHO represented by the Executive Director for Industrial Affairs, Petter Haas Brubakk, to the Ministry of Climate and Environment. The letter requests negotiations towards an extended Environmental Agreement on NOx beyond 2017.
The Minister of Climate and Environment, Tine Sundtoft, thanked the NOx Fund for its work towards reducing emissions