Norway's energy minister critical of onshore wind

New Norwegian oil and energy minister Marte Mjøs Persen has previously made critical statements on land-based wind power.

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The Norwegian energy industry has seen an onshore wind opponent take up ministerial office. That much is clear after Thursday's presentation of the country's new govenment. Marte Mjøs Persen, as of Thursday noon the nation's new minister of petroleum and energy, has previously made quite critical statements on onshore wind in Norway.

"They've been given a nice name, wind farms. The truth is that they're industrial areas, and an industrial area doesn't belong in a vulnerable natural environment," Persen told local media Bergens Tidende in November 2020.

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