Norway’s Statkraft and its partners will pay reindeer herders millions of dollars to avoid having to tear down part of a huge onshore wind project that was found to violate their human rights, although a dispute with another group rumbles on.
A deal was struck this week between Statkraft and one group of Sami reindeer herders who have in recent years found themselves sharing a home with the state-owned green power giant’s 1GW Fosen Vind project that is among Europe’s largest.
Fosen Vind, of which Statkraft is the majority owner, has agreed following mediation to make a “substantial financial contribution” toward reindeer husbandry at the site, according to a Norwegian government announcement.

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