Norway nominates best wind farm sites

The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate has nominated the country's best sites for wind energy expansion.

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Norway's Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) has released an outline naming 13 sites covering 29,000 square kilometers as the country's most well-suited locations for installing future capacity, reports Norwegian business daily Dagens Næringsliv.

NVE Director General Kjetil Lund submitted the plan on Monday to the country's Minister of Climate and Environment, Ola Elvestuen. The agency's report is based on 43 site analyses of viability conditions for future wind farms, reviewing a total land roughly corresponding to half the country's total size.

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