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27th Jan 2023

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Slow wind-farm approvals risk green goals, warns industry

The chief executives of Denmark's Vestas and Ørsted, the world's largest manufacturers of wind turbines, respectively, said that governments need to simplify and speed up renewable-energy planning. "We need a fundamental review on how we dramatically shorten the consenting process," Ørsted chief executive Mads Nipper told Reuters. "There is a task force required in every government right now that needs to accelerate permitting," Vestas chief executive Henrik Andersen said.

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Greece's spy scandal must shake us out of complacency

The director of Amnesty International Greece on the political spying scandal that now threatens to bring down prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Activists and NGO staff work with the constant fear that they are being spied on.

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