Two years ago, Egersund had the highest unemployment rate in the country. The historical development of renewable energy around Egersund, the country’s wind power capital, has been a big contributor to turning this trend around.
The Paris Agreement and ISBS, the UN climate panel, have demanded a faster pace in the transition to a low emission society. Norsk Vind AS wishes to be part of the solution and the change of pace towards zero emissions, and are seeking more competent employees.
This was written by Kristoffer Rypdal in a contribution to the debate in the VG newspaper on 24 October. Dr. Rypdal is a professor with the UiT – Norway's Arctic University and of the opinion that Hogne Hongset presented erroneous, flimsy and unserious claims in his article in VG two days earlier.
The development of wind power projects provides hundreds of jobs locally, regionally and nationally in Norway. It is also the key to an expansion of energy-intensive industry with a great number of jobs. This was demonstrated in a recent analysis prepared for NORWEA, an industry organisation. The analysis shows that favorable wind conditions in interaction with regulated hydro power, and a strong decline in the cost of wind turbines, makes it very attractive to invest in Norwegian wind power projects. According to the analysis, no country benefits more than Norway. It is only Danish wind power projects that are even close to measuring up to the profitability of Norwegian wind power.
Facebook has signed a wind power agreement for the purchase of all electric power for 15 years from the wind cluster developed by Norsk Vind and based in the Stavanger region. Norsk Vind is also the constructor and will operate the wind farm.
Norsk Vind Energi AS will change its name to Norsk Vind AS.
Norsk Vind Energi AS changes its name to Norsk Vind AS.
After having compared wind power taxes in a number of countries, KPMG Law warns against an economic rent tax on Norwegian wind power, writes E24.no on 3 November.
Marius Holm, the General Manager of ZERO, an environmental foundation, has encouraged the Petroleum and Energy Secretary to present a new plan, so wind power development does not stop after 2021. This was in an article on the Ytring website of NRK, the state broadcaster, on 25 October.
In an article in the Aftenposten daily newspaper on 28 October, the acting chairman of Unge Høyre, the youth division of the conservative party, Daniel Skjevik-Aasberg, claimed that the government is ruining the profitable development of clean wind energy in Norway. The government’s shelving of the national framework, “sends Norway's most important climate measure into free fall”, he writes.
On 17-18 October, the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) arranged the event Norway Energy Days 2019.
The Federation of Norwegian Industries has given wind power a very warm welcome. Alcoa, an aluminium giant, has secured over half of its power needs with wind power. And they want more.
Union leaders and the Federation of Norwegian Industries, which represents manufacturers, made their message clear in two recent letters to editors, on behalf of their members: Norwegian industry and business need cheap renewable power – and wind power on land is an important part of the solution.
Gaute Eiterjord, the leader of Nature and Youth – Young Friends of the Earth Norway, warns against a wind power debate based on wishful thinking and fundamental opposition.
Today, Norsk Vind AS submitted a report to NVE regarding the Hordavind wind power plant in Northern Hordland. The size of the project is 1,500 MW, and it is expected to have an annual power production of over 5 TWh. This corresponds to the energy consumption of over 300,000 households. Hordavind will be one of the biggest wind power plants in Europe.
ewz, the municipal energy company of Zürich, has a strategic goal of 100% renewable energy production in its portfolio. That is why ewz is purchasing the Måkaknuten wind farm in the municipalities of Gjesdal and Bjerkreim. Norsk Vind AS will build and operate the wind power plant.
While some are sceptical of windmills in the countryside, Prime Minister Erna Solberg is pleased with the upswing in wind power development. In a statement to the Bergens Tidende daily newspaper, she says that climate changes are by far the greatest threat to nature.
Representatives of the Voengelh-Njaarke reindeer grazing district gave a resounding no to the plans of Norsk Vind.
Grand opening of Egersund windfarm; Wednesday 23rd at 13.00.
Norway is one step closer to reaching the UN Sustainable Goals; Grand opening of the windfarm in Egersund