NRK survey: Four out of ten people in Northern Norway are positive about wind power as a climate measure

Storheia wind powerPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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A survey InFact has carried out for Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) shows that four out of ten people in Northern Norway are positive about wind power. But 47.3% do not agree. 

The question in the survey was: Do you accept the development of wind power in your immediate area as a climate measure? 

In Northern Norway as a whole, 40.8% answered “yes” to the question, while 47.3% said “no.” 49.9% answered “no” in Nordland. In Troms, 48.1% said “no,” and in Finnmark, 43.9% said “no.”

The Conservative Party’s Bård Ludvig Thorheim believes the UN climate report may have changed people’s views on wind power.

“After the climate report was presented, people have realized that we must cut emissions and boost job creation up. In Nordland, many new industrial jobs are being created because we have a lot of clean power. Secondly, we in the Conservative Party are tightening the licensing rules,” Thorheim, the Conservative Party’s first candidate in Nordland, told NRK.

Hedda Indrebø, spokesperson and board member of the organization Motvind, which is against the development of wind power in Norway, also commented on the figures.

“I think there are many people who do not think about wind power before it affects them. My hope is that people can see that there are others who are in difficult situations,” Indrebø warned.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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