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NORWEA: Unfortunate, unreasonable treatment of old wind farms

While compensation for host municipalities is a welcome initiative, Norway's wind sector organization fears that a generation levy on existing wind farms will reduce predictability.

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Norway's revised national budget has been a good thing, says the Norwegian Wind Energy Association (NORWEA): It's a good idea that municipalities acting as host to wind energy are also compensated for it through a generation tax, according to the organization.

But although the initiative is welcomed by the association, one addition has dampened sentiments a bit, namely that the levy will not only apply to forthcoming facilities.

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