China Desk Newsletter - 关于国家陆上风电框架的提案 Proposal for national framework for onshore wind power is here

挪威水资源和能源理事会(NVE)指定13个相关开发区域。NVE最近完成了风电发展对社会和环境影响的全面调研。此外,NVE还对在哪些领域最适合未来发展进行了分析。 The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) points to 13 relevant development areas. NVE has recently completed a comprehensive mapping of the social and environmental consequences of wind power development. Furthermore, NVE has also carried out an analysis of which areas will be most suitable for future development.

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In a new report presented on 1 April 2019, NVE has presented an updated knowledge base on social and environmental effects and pointed to 13 geographical areas that NVE proposes as being relevant candidates for future development projects. The number of areas has been reduced from 43 areas that NVE originally designated in 2018.

NVE’s proposal is two-part; an updated knowledge base on the effects of wind power and a map of the most suitable areas for wind power.

The ones chosen...

  • The 13 areas that NVE proposes as designated areas include:
  • Western Finnmark
  • Namdal
  • The border areas between Trøndelag and Møre
  • Inner Sør-Trøndelag
  • Sunnmøre and Nordfjord
  • Sunnfjord and Sogn
  • Nordhordland and Gulen
  • Sunnhordland and Haugalandet
  • Vest-Agder and Rogaland
  • Aust-Agder
  • The border areas between Buskerud, Telemark and Vestfold
  • Østfold
  • Northern Hedmark

The industry, municipalities, counties, residents, environmental organisations, the tourism industry, agriculture, and not least the suppliers and investors have anxiously been waiting for the national framework. And we believe one can safely say that the proposal has something for everyone.
The entire NVE report with more detailed information about the proposed locations is available on NVE’s website.

Forslag til nasjonal ramme for vindkraft (www.NVE.no)

Consultation

The report will now be sent by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for consultation. Then, a political hearing awaits. As the report does not constitute a final decision or recommendation, we expect the report to trigger many inputs and much debate. Not only in the areas picked out, but also in many of the areas excluded from the national framework. Hence, it will be a long time before the framework becomes final and binding.

Will the report still have implications immediately?

We have noted with great interest the very thorough assessments and comments that NVE publishes in a total of 21 topical reports in the proposal. These include a compilation of up-to-date professional knowledge, together with NVE’s views on how this knowledge will affect the wind power issues. The Norwegian Environment Agency and the Office of the Auditor General have made extensive contributions hereto, together with a number of other agencies and authorities, as well as a comprehensive amount of input.

Lawyers

Erlend W. Holstrøm
Martin Langvik

Published

02. May 2019