Thursday, 21 November 2019 13:19

Great Britain supports, Norway opposes

Prime Minister of Great Britain Boris Johnson stated that Brexit would promote the growth of wind energy facility production, including the increase of local content of projects, as well as will strengthen positions of the British companies in international tenders.

Boris Johnson promised to ensure observance of rules concerning the levels of the British content in offshore wind farms if he is elected a Prime Minister on December 12. The candidate from the conservatives made his comments in reply to the question during the Wednesday’s visit to the facilities of the engineering company in Middlesbrough, Caspian Energy News reports.

It is noteworthy that in October of this year the Norwegian government dropped the plans of creating a national structure for licensing and developing the wind energy sector. According to the plan, selected were 13 regions which were the most relevant for producing this renewable energy. Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg said that after 5,000 consultation responses, most of which are critical, that has not been achieved. "That is why we will not proceed with the proposal for a national framework with the 13 designated areas," Freiberg added.

The Government stated that it would assist in developing renewable sources of energy in Norway. In particular, there is a need for the best base of knowledge to assess an impact of wind energy projects on the environment. The licensing process is also in need of additional review.

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