News Digest Item
19 May 2017

“No change to minimum distances between wind farms”

dpa / Welt Online

An initiative by Germany’s right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to increase the minimum distance between two wind farms failed to find a majority in the state’s parliament, news agency dpa reports in an article carried by Welt Online. The AfD had called for expanding the minimum distance from 2.5 to 5 kilometres, which would have made wind power expansion in the coastal state “almost impossible,” according to energy minister Christian Pegel (SPD).

Read the article in German here.

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