Norwegian minister fears aggressive opposition to offshore wind

Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru warns against underestimating how fierce the resistance to a large-scale development of offshore wind might become in Norway.

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While the country’s Green Party is pushing for a large-scale expansion of the domestic offshore wind industry, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru says opposition to offshore wind energy should not be underestimated.

This spring, Bru will submit a report to national parliament on the long-term value creation derived from domestic energy resources. One of the main topics will be offshore wind – both floating and the fixed-bottom variety.

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