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A Wind of Change –explaining shift in municipal attitude toward windpower

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Wind turbines at Smøla wind farm. Photo by Statkraft/Espen Lie Dahl

About the project

This study investigates an observed shift in municipal council attitude towards windpower. The objective is to explain why municipal councils who previously voted in favour of windpower development later voted against


Text analysis of historical public documents and recent municipal council position paper. Interviews with majors and representatives of municipal councils and administrations. The preliminary study builds on extensive analysis of municipalities in Agder, Telemark and Rogaland. Municipalities in other parts of the country may be included.


The project investigates the role of energy justice in decisions affecting the Norwegian decarbonization strategy. 


August 2020 – 31 March 2021


Published June 4, 2020 8:25 AM - Last modified June 15, 2020 3:45 PM