NORWEA CEO steps down disappointed after 14-year tenure

After 14 years as CEO of the Norwegian Wind Energy Association, Øyvind Isachsen has chosen to leave his post in favor of an advising role at consultancy First House's new venture in renewables and sustainability.

Øyvind Isachsen has been the CEO of NORWEA for 14 years. Photo: PR / Norwea

To Norwegian wind energy opponents, he is the prime example of a secretive and corrupt figure serving German private equity overlords in their quest to destroy the Scandinavian country's natural environment for monetary gains.

To advocates, he is a visionary pioneer, whose raging work ethic and stubborn demeanor have helped him build up a renewable energy industry from scratch in the major oil-exporting nation.

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