The Social Democrats say no to wind power in Stömne

SWEDEN - During the Social Democrats' rally meeting on Tuesday, it was decided to say yes to the veto that Arvika municipality can use against wind power establishments in the municipality. This is reported by Arvika Nyheter.

In 2011, a decision was made on a wind power plan in the municipality of Arvika, which among other things caused the company Stena Renewable AB to start planning 21 wind power plants in Stömne.

The decision was met by large protests from residents, associations and politicians, which led to Arvika municipality discussing the issue of stopping the plans through municipal veto.

The possibility of using municipal veto was established after a government decision in 2009 that would simplify licensing and speed up the goal of a 100 percent renewable electric power in 2040, according to the newspaper Dagens Samhälle.

The plans are stopped

The Social Democrats' decision means that the no-side now has a majority in the Arvika municipal council. In the past, the Environment Party, the Moderates and the Swedish Democrats have announced that they are to stop the wind power plans in Stömne by veto.

“As a politician, you should never let prestige go unchallenged - and disadvantages must always be weighed against each other.

Well aware that such a decision may seem to go against our ambitious environmental and sustainability policy, we can promise to work purposefully with our Agenda 2030 goals and other climate goals in solar, water, transport, food and construction. " writes Social Democrats Arvika in a press release.

"Now it will be champange"

- Now it is only a party to a large extent, says a very satisfied Nils Persson, who recently read on Arvika Nyheter's website that the social democrats in Arvika municipality decided to use the municipal veto against the planned wind farm in Stömne. 

Nils Persson is chairman of the Association for Nature in the Stömneskogen, which for many years has fought against the expansion of wind turbines.

- We will meet and talk to ourselves and close the association. This has gone our way, thank goodness. Now it will be champagne, says Nils Persson.

Translation into English using Google Translate


FEB 19 2020
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