- Research Professor+47 92016644
WINDGOV analyses changes in windpower licensing in Norway, and how these changes influence the perceived legitimacy of windpower decisions, and pressure on land-use change in untouched areas. Norwegian windpower planning is further compared with Swedish windpower planning procedures as well as local planning regarding second homes (private holiday cabins). This planning competence is located with the municipalities.
By studying this, WINDGOV addresses a currently polarised and highly controversial area for the public as well as within public administration. WINDGOV includes key user partners with different interests to contribute with their insights. These represent authorities and stakeholders at all levels.
Concretely, the project will analyse:
1) spatial and actual developments in land-use from windpower and second homes over time;
2) the changes in licensing scheme and influence on output legitimacy and a stark shift in municipality stand on windpower;
3) a contrasting case with second home planning arrangements;
4) compare legal frameworks and practices in Norway and Sweden; and, finally,
5) synthesise findings and lessons for both academic use as well as the general public and public administration.
The project enables the interdisciplinary research to generate knowledge that is highly relevant for the user partners and beyond, as well as contributing to the research frontier on licensing and planning, and the influence from the organisation of and changes in these on outcome legitimacy and land-use pressure. By building on a previous project on windpower licensing, and with the combination of sound academic research, active involvement of strategic user partners, a timely and relevant project, and an interdisciplinary collaborative project, will ensure significant impact.
Project period: 2021-2025
FNI PROJECT LEADER
- PhD Research Fellow+47 92250208
- Deputy Director / Research Director Climate and Energy+47 97540217
- Research Professor+47 47477405
- Senior Researcher+47 48074508
- Norges Forskningsråd
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS
Planlegging av vindkraftanlegg og kommunens rolle ('Planning of Windpower Facilities and the Role of the Municipality')
In Katrine Broch Hauge and Knut Bjørn Stokke (eds), Integrert kystsoneforvaltning. Planfaglege, samfunnsvitskapelege og juridiske perspektiv ('Integrated Coastal Zone Management. Planning, Social Science, and Judicial Perspectives'). Universitetsforlaget, 2021, pp. 221-245. In Norwegian.
Tatt av vinden? Endring i norske kommuners holdninger til vindkraft ('Gone with the Wind? Norwegian Municipalities' Changing Attitudes Towards Windpower')
Include Resultater og Anbefalinger 07/2022, 4 p. In Norwegian.
Altfor enkelt å være “for” eller “mot” vindkraft (Too easy a solution to be 'for' or 'against' wind power)
Kapital, September 8, 2022. In Norwegian.
Aftenposten Innsikt, August 2022. In Norwegian.
Aftenposten Innsikt, June 2022. In Norwegian.
Vindkraftutbygging handler om mye mer enn kostnadsanslag (Wind power development is about much more than cost estimates)
Aftenposten, May 20, 2022. In Norwegian.
Klimapolitikken kan være en modell for å løse naturkrisen (Climate policy can serve as a model for solving the nature crisis)
Aftenposten, 5 October 2021. In Norwegian.
Aftenposten, 30 June 2021
Aftenposten, 25 June 2021. In Norwegian.
Oljesmurt elektrifisering gir utslipp og naturinngrep (Oil-greased electrification results in emissions and nature encroachments)
Aftenposten, 15 June 2021. In Norwegian.
Aftenposten, 8 June 2021. In Norwegian.
RELATED RESEARCH AREA(S)
Mange kraftliner under planlegging: – Legg meg med ein klump i magen kvar natt (Upcoming protests against new power lines)
NRK, June 26, 2022. In Norwegian.
Utbygging av nye kraftkabler i Norge (New power lines under planning)
NRK Nyhetsmorgen (radio), June 23, 2022. In Norwegian.
Das Geschäft nach dem Öl: Norwegen setzt auf Windkraft – und Deutschland profitiert (Business post-oil: Norway relies on wind power – and Germany benefits)
Tagesspiegel.de, April 25, 2022. In German.
Konfliktnivå og utbygging av vindkraft (Conflict level and development of wind power)
Norske tilstander, TV2. 21 October 2021. In Norwegian.