Construction criteria in wind-power state re-examined
The new government coalition of CDU, Greens and FDP in Germany’s northern wind-power state Schleswig-Holstein means many wind power projects will need re-examining, Schleswig-Holsteinische Landeszeitung reports. The federal state’s interior ministry was currently evaluating 6,000 individual requests over new rules for wind power expansion made across the state dubbed “the cradle of the Energiewende”. The parties say in their coalition agreement that construction criteria would be reviewed “to ensure the highest possible local acceptance”. The parties also agreed to increase the minimum distance of new turbines from residential areas to five times the turbine’s height.
Read the article in German here.
See the CLEW factsheet From survey to harvest: How to build a wind farm in Germany for more information.