- 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.
Related stories from around the North:
Norway: Will the green transition be the new economic motor in the Arctic?, Eye on the Arctic
Sweden: Sweden’s solar industry sees bright future despite shrinking subsidies, Radio Sweden
United States: Alaska’s Northwest Arctic Borough gets $2 million tribal energy grant, Alaska Public Media