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Political majority favors municipal wind energy veto in Norway

With the Labour Party's votes, the Norwegian parliament has a majority in favor of municipalities' autonomy regarding applications for new wind energy.

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Norway's Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) supports a demand that municipalities be given the opportunity to process new applications for wind farms in accordance with planning and construction legislation. With the party's support, there's now a majority in favor of the proposal, writes domestic media Aftenposten.

Until now, new applications for wind energy have been processed in accordance with Norway's energy legislation, meaning the state has had the last word in a given case. But that responsibility will be held by municipalities going forward.

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