Exclusive: UN ruling puts future of wind farms in Britain in jeopardy

Another blow to the wind industry….the truth will set you free!

Quixotes Last Stand

Tribunal warns that the Government acted illegally by denying public participation

Margareta Pagano –The Independent —  August 27, 2013

Plans for future wind farms in Britain could be in jeopardy after a United Nations legal tribunal ruled that the UK Government acted illegally by denying the public decision-making powers over their approval and the “necessary information” over their benefits or adverse effects.

The new ruling, agreed by a special United Nations committee in Geneva, calls into question the legal validity of any further planning consent for all future wind-farm developments based on current policy, both onshore and offshore.

The United Nations Economic Commission Europe has declared that the UK flouted Article 7 of the Aarhus Convention, which requires full and effective public participation on all environmental issues and demands that citizens are given the right to participate in the process.

The UNECE committee has also recommended that the UK must…

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