Norway is a unique country in many ways. It has the largest capital reserve per capita of any nation. Norway is the fifth largest oil exporter and third largest gas exporter in the world. All revenue goes into a sovereign wealth fund valued at USD 570 billion (2011).
On top of this, Norway is the country where Thorium was first found and it has vast quantities of the precious atom. The Telemark region, which is an ancient volcano, is believed to contain 132 000 tons of Thorium.
However, Thorium Energy is not needed in Norway since they are blessed with some 98% of its electric power from hydroelectric plants.
But the politicians disagree weather their vast amounts of Thorium should be made accessible to the world and more research on Thorium properties as a nuclear fuel should be done or not.
Read the article Conservatives and Progress Party Want More Nuclear Power on The Nordic Page for more information.