News Digest Item
21 Feb 2017

Bavaria allows deviations from distance regulation for new wind turbines

Bavarian economy and energy ministry

Wind turbines in the German state of Bavaria may be constructed closer to settlements than allowed by current regulation (“10-H rule”), if the local population agrees, writes state energy minister Ilse Aigner in a press release. The rule, enacted in November 2014, proscribes that the minimum distance between a turbine and the nearest settlement must be ten times the turbine's height. Through urban development planning, municipal administrations can now deviate from this rule.

Read the press release in German here.

For background read the CLEW factsheet German federalism: In 16 states of mind over the Energiewende.

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