Wind opponent jailed for attacking employee at disputed wind farm

An opponent of the wind farm on Norwegian island Frøya is sentenced to 75 days of prison for reckless driving targeting an employee of Trønderenergi. During 2019, the Frøya wind farm has been at the center of the most vocal wind protests in the country.

Photo: PR / Trønderenergi

If in need of a geolocation for the sometimes dramatic opposition to wind in Norway, look toward Frøya. In 2019, the small island by the mouth of the Trondheim Fjord became the match that lit the smoldering wind opposition in the country.

This development just reached its high point, so far, when a male opponent was sentenced to 75 days of prison by the Fosen District Court for attacking a female engineer employed by Trønderenergi back in May. Trønderenergi owns 30 percent of the Frøya wind farm, while the remaining 70 percent is owned by Stadtwerke München.

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