Wind farm projects in the Arctic - an international story
Atle Staalesen, Thomas Nilsen from The Barents Observer, and Maksim Polyakov from 7x7 worked together on this story supported by the first CLEW cross-border journalism grant. After the team presented their story pitch at the Global Energy Transition Journalism conference 2017 on 10 November 2017, the journalists undertook seven months of research. The final story was published in the Barents Observer on July 12. Find links to the articles supported by the grant below.
— The Barents Observer (@BarentsNews) November 10, 2017
Rose-Anne spoke with Atle about the project:
What was your biggest challenge working on this project?
Access to information on the Russian side, (which shares a basin with Norway), and the regional government officials involved.
How did you manage to finally get information?
For a long time we had a close and well-functioning cooperation with Maxim Polyakov and his journal 7x7 and the joint planning and execution therefore went smoothly. The Barents Observer works on a daily basis with cross-border stories and our contacts in Russia are crucial.
Articles by Atle and Maksim
- 'Wind farmers quest a connection to Norway’s Arctic coast', The Barents Observer, 12 July 2018
- 'Russia’s showcase Arctic wind project rises on Kola Peninsula', 04 April 2018, as well as the version in Russian: 'Арктический ветропарк на Кольском полуострове как демонстрация престижа России', 06 April 2018