News Digest Item
22 Aug 2016

Wind power mediators in Hesse

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The state of Hesse is offering mediators to communities likely to oppose wind turbines to allow parties to discuss issues in a fact-based and target-oriented manner, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. More than 35 councils have used the mediators since 2014 to intervene when wind-power proponents and opponents reached deadlock, but are now often called in at the beginning of the participation process, Hesse’s Green economy minister Tarek Al-Wazir said at a press conference. The oppositional Liberal Democrats have accused the citizen mediators of themselves pushing for more wind power.

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