Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer has put a halt to any further construction of “monster windmills”, as he calls them, in the German State of Bavaria. A new rule is to be imposed that all turbines must not be within a distance of 10 times the height of the turbine to an inhabited structure. Two hundred metre model turbines will now have to be built at least 2km away. There are currently 600 wind turbines in Bavaria with plans to have 1500 built. He has noted that in their new concept there will be significantly less built. With this 10-H regulation, wind power in Bavaria will be dead, as was noted by Green leader Ludwig Hartmann. And not a moment too soon. Lucky Bavarians. Maybe Prime Minister Seehofers’ counterpart here in Ontario, Premier Wynne, should see these articles and get inspired!
Sorry some of these articles are in German, you will have to use Google translate. Enjoy!
Prime Minister Seehofer slows the development of wind turbines after violent civil protests in Franconia. http://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/bayern/Windkraft-Zwangspause-veraergert-Teile-der-CSU-id28074622.html
Wind turbines should not come too close to houses. http://www.br.de/nachrichten/windkraft-windraeder-seehofer-100.html
Windpower blocked in Bavaria: Opponents feel vindicated. http://www.mainpost.de/regional/bayern/mosaik;art16683,7872996
CSU Stops expansion: Wind power in Bavaria on the brink: http://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/bayern/CSU-stoppt-Ausbau-Windkraft-in-Bayern-auf-der-Kippe-id28313722.html
Seehofer wants to tighten spacing requirements. http://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3DStromversorgung%2Bin%2BGefahr:%2BCSU%2Bwill%2Bschnellen%2BBau%2Bvon%2BErsatzkraftwerken%26nord%3D1%26biw%3D1680%26bih%3D904&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=de&u=http://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2014-01/energiewende-Bayern
Seehofer sabotages the Energiewende. http://www.newscron.com/render/1253798/72690177#.Us2xeCuEi70
By the end of the month Ilse Aigner wants to deliver a presentation as the new distance regulations for wind turbines are to be applied in practice. This time they will probably coordinate closely with Seehoferhttp://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/energiestreit-in-der-csu-seehofers-schwierigste-mission-a-942515.html
Compensation is sought from blocked windturbines in Bavaria. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.mainpost.de/regional/bayern/Blockierte-Windraeder-Aiwanger-fordert-Entschaedigung%3Bart16683,7880267&prev=/search%3Fq%3DBlockierte%2BWindr%25C3%25A4der:%2BAiwanger%2Bfordert%2BEntsch%25C3%25A4digung%26nord%3D1%26biw%3D1680%26bih%3D904