Wind farm delays in northern Sweden could hinder green revolution

“Today it can be a problem that late in the process you can be told that the plans will not go through,” says deputy CEO of Jämtkraft, Ylva Andersson. (Fredrik Vestberg /Sveriges Radio)
  • Several companies want to build wind power farms in northern Sweden, to meet the projected sharp rise in demand for electricity by new green industries.
  • But the time it is taking for the wind farms to receive planning permission is threatening so-called green industrial projects in the North, according to Swedish Radio News.
  • “Today it can be a problem that late in the process you can be told that the plans will not go through,” says deputy CEO of Jämtkraft, Ylva Andersson.
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For more on how planning regulations are affecting wind projects, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report

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