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Norway's wind sector responds to obstinate public, documents economic gains

If Norway continues to expand wind capacity, the price of electricity would drop to EUR 44.5 per MWh by 2030, says Norwegian wind trade association NORWEA.

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The heyday of Norwegian wind power has come and gone, as popular resistance to more onshore wind turbines has grown in recent times. Local residents, natural reserve organizations and political parties have led criticism, citing unsightly machines spoiling the landscape.

To engage with such opponents, the Norwegian Wind Energy Association (NORWEA) hired Thema Consulting to assess the economic advantages of continuing to expand wind capacity.

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