[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

State OKs major windmill project  

Credit:  Views and News from Norway | www.newsinenglish.no 6 July 2012 ~~

Norwegian authorities have approved plans to build five new wind-power plants in the western county of Rogaland. The project, involving erection of large windmills, could double Norwegian production of wind power.

The windmills will be constructed in the townships of Bjerkreim, Hå and Gjesdal and together produce as much as 1.3 twh of power annually. For Oil and Energy Minister Ole Borten Moe, it was a chance to prove that he’s paying attention to renewable energy projects, not just more oil and gas exploration.

“The five wind power stations make up comprehensive and concentrated development of some of the country’s best wind resources,” Moe said in a prepared statement. “We’re granting authority for more wind power production today than has been built up in the entire country so far.”

Moe claimed the project will be “an important contribution” towards Norway’s development of renewable energy over the next several years, although some industry analysts were skeptical whether it would be profitable. That’s because the number of wind turbines allowed was smaller than requested, a result of concerns over, among other things, their effect on Norway’s endangered population of large owls that live in the area and could be killed or injured by the huge windmills.

The five projects approved were reduced from seven proposed, also because of concerns over other large birds and the natural landscape.

Source:  Views and News from Norway | www.newsinenglish.no 6 July 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter