News Digest Item
05 Dec 2017

Citizen groups collect signatures in support of ‘wind power democracy’

Die Welt

Two citizen action groups have collected almost 50,000 signatures on a petition calling for amendments to the rules on wind turbine construction in Germany’s northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, Dow Jones Newswires reports. The signatories want the rules to increase the minimum distance between turbines and homes, and demand that the process of wind turbine distribution be made more democratic. This would include a ban on wind parks near communities where the local council or a referendum has said ‘no’ to wind power.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW dossier Onshore wind power in Germany for more information.

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