Norwegian parliament agrees on wind power tax hike

A political majority in Norwegian parliament agrees that the wind industry must pay increased taxes. The government is set to present a taxation plan during the spring.

Photo: Statkraft / Ole Martin Wold

A proposal by Norway's energy and environmental committee based on the government's wind energy report wants tougher taxation on Norwegian wind energy.

"Stortinget [Norwegian parliament, -ed.] requests that the government consider changes to wind energy taxation, including an assessment of how to appropriately carry them out as well as a timetable showing how to increase the tax burden for wind energy generators," reads a joint proposal by the governing Labour Party and Progress Party, as reported by Europower.

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