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Controversial power line to get go-ahead. Energy Minister ignores public opinion. Terje Riis-Johansen, the Centre Party’s (Sp) Oil and Energy Minister, is to decide in favour of building a controversial power line over Hardanger. The plans have attracted fierce opposition from locals, environmental groups, and Hordaland regional governmental parties, after it was revealed that electricity pylons would be a blot on the landscape.

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Controversial power line to get go-ahead

Published on Tuesday, 16th March, 2010 at 17:13 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Energy Minister ignores public opinion.

Hardangerfjorden from Krokavatn
Hardangerfjorden from Krokavatn
Photo: SinWin/Wikimedia Commons


Terje Riis-Johansen, the Centre Party’s (Sp) Oil and Energy Minister, is to decide in favour of building a controversial power line over Hardanger.

The plans have attracted fierce opposition from locals, environmental groups, and Hordaland regional governmental parties, after it was revealed that electricity pylons would be a blot on the landscape.

Despite this, government-owned Statnett – who is responsible for Norway’s electricity network – has argued construction is vital if the Bergen region is to have enough power

“This is a big and difficult issue. We’ll find a solution that takes conservation considerations into account as much as possible, but we cannot compromise the security of supply,” Ivar Vigdenes, political advisor at the Ministry of Oil and Energy tells VG.



Published on Tuesday, 16th March, 2010 at 17:13 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: hardangerfjorden, hardanger, hordaland, terje, riis-johansen, minister, oil, energy, ministry, power, lines, cables, pylons, bergen, electricity, statnett, controversy, opposition, nature.





  
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