The establishment of wind industry facilities is a senseless destruction of nature and landscape. Wind turbines in this unique landscape will destroy this valuable coastal landscape. Building 115 to 155 meter high wind industry facilities here will destroy the unique nature that is part of Bodø's economic base. The view will be ruined for tens of kilometers. The area has the world's densest population of sea eagles and the distances to rich bird colonies on Røst and Lofoten are small. It is therefore likely that species such as sea eagles and puffins nest in the area.
Bodø municipality is particularly known for its beautiful coastline, midnight sun and its spectacular nature experiences as well as music festivals and art museums. By industrializing nature with industrial facilities up to 155 meters high, you will destroy the tourism industry in addition to destroying the local population's recreational opportunities. With record high viewing figures for Hurtigruten, it goes without saying that it cannot be in the local population or for that matter the nation's population to change our unique prize-winning coastal landscape by (wind) industrializing it with gigantic facilities that are taller than Oslo Plaza! Since this area has the world's densest population of sea eagles and the distances to rich bird colonies on Røst and in Lofoten are small, we must assume that bird life will be significantly damaged by wind industry development. It is likely that species such as sea eagles and puffins nest in the area. If you destroy nature, you destroy one of Bodø's strongest advantages.
After 10 years, it is the sale value of the wind power plant that is used as the basis for property tax. Then the income of the host municipality is dramatically reduced. But the owners of the measures often anticipate full property tax for over 20 years. In an election year, local authorities should also note that the Conservative Party and FrP have signaled that they will follow up on NHO's wish to remove the scheme with tax on works. What else is the municipality left with, other than destroyed nature and well-being?
Norway is self-sufficient in electricity and will remain so unless large parts of the continental shelf are to be electrified. There is likely to be a large surplus of fossil-free power in Norway and the rest of the Nordic region up until 2020. In short, we can conclude that wind industry development destroys nature, is economically unprofitable and gives ordinary people more expensive electricity bills via grid rent. This is the background for the NMF's consultation statement demanding refusal of the wind industry plant applied for.