News Digest Item
29 Mar 2018

State of Schleswig-Holstein increases minimum distance for new wind turbines

State government of Schleswig-Holstein / dpa

The new government coalition in Germany’s northernmost state, Schleswig-Holstein, has agreed on new regulations for wind energy expansion. This includes an increase of the minimum distance between turbines and the nearest settlement from 800 to 1,000 metres in specific areas, according to a press release. In return, other restrictions – for example regarding environmental protection – will be relaxed to enable the state to achieve its target of increasing onshore wind capacity to 10 gigawatts by 2025, reports news agency dpa. Environmentalists have criticised the agreement, reports dpa.

Find the press release in German here and the dpa article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW article Wind power course at stake in election in "cradle of Energiewende" .

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