Glåmberget is among the very many wind industry facilities that the Environmental Protection Association has worked to prevent. We now see with pleasure that the multinational energy company E.ON is now scrapping this razing proposal on Norwegian nature that they wanted Norwegian households to subsidize over the internet rent.
The company's rationale is as follows:
"In order for a wind power plant to be built, both political decisions and the possibilities for commercial profitability are required. Factors that are decisive for efficient and profitable production are, for example, wind conditions, grid connection and infrastructure. All our projects are continuously and thoroughly analyzed based on these factors. E.ON has made a comprehensive assessment of the Glåmberget wind power project, where the conclusion is that we will not proceed with the project."
Among other things, the planning area binds large amounts of carbon in the form of forests and moorlands. Several ponds are located within the planning area. Bog areas are scattered along the entire plan area, several of them relatively intact. Two important bog sites are located within the planning area (Klepsland and Reiso 2008). Stormyra (at the top of Glåmberget) and Langmyra are both mapped as the habitat type "intact lowland bog in the interior". A report from Great Britain states that at least 3,200,000,000 CO2 is
bound in the marshes there. Since mire binds approx. With 4 times more CO2 than forests, Europe's bogs can be compared to rainforests in terms of CO2 sequestration. The network of roads in the planning area that a development would cause would very likely lead to the drainage of marshy areas. Since mire binds approx. 4 times more CO2 than forests, such drainage will be environmentally harmful for both natural diversity and the climate.
However, E.ON still has a number of environmentally damaging development proposals in Norway which it is important to prevent.