News Digest Item
20 Oct 2017

Wind power industry sees Saxony blocking expansion

Welt Online

The federal state of Saxony deliberately blocks the expansion of wind power on its territory, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) says in a press release. “The sole focus of Saxony’s energy policy is on romanticising lignite in Lusatia, and this needs to stop”, says regional BWE head Martin Maslaton. Wind power expansion was being made “impossible by false and aggressive planning” in Saxony’s interior ministry, the lobby group head said. According to the BWE, neighbouring states Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia are far more engaged in boosting the share of wind power than the government in Dresden.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW dossier Onshore wind power in Germany for background.

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