News Digest Item
07 Jul 2017

“Unesco doesn’t want wind turbines in the valley”

Wiesbadener Tagblatt

The Unesco Heritage Committee wants plans for a wind farm near Lorch in the protected Rhine Gorge World Heritage Site to be abandoned, Barbara Dietel writes in Wiesbadener Tagblatt. The Committee said the planned 212-metre high windmills violated Unesco regulations on construction works in heritage sites, she writes. Consultants charged with assessing the turbines’ impact have previously estimated that Unesco would consider the role renewable energies play in climate protection and therefore approve the wind power project, Dietel writes.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet Fighting windmills: when growth hits resistance for more information.

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