News Digest Item
24 Jan 2017

“Wind turbine protestors demand immediate halt to development”

Die Welt

Protestors have called on the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state premier to call an immediate halt to the construction of wind turbines in the state, Welt reports. They argue that the construction of wind farms unfairly burdens state citizens and businesses with the high cost of grid development wind farms entail. They want all planning and construction halted until questions over a fairer distribution of grid costs are clarified. Power costs in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are among the highest in Germany, as a result of  grid development costs, the newspaper reports.

See the article in German here.

For background on grid fees read the CLEW factsheet Power grid fees - Unfair and opaque? and for more on protests against energy infrastructure, see the CLEW dossier The People's Energiewende.

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