Tuesday, March 21 2023 Sign In   |    Register

News Quick Search



Front Page
Power News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of Mar 20
Week of Mar 13
Week of Mar 06
Week of Feb 27
Week of Feb 20
By Topic
By News Partner
Gas News
News Customization


Pro Plus(+)

Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News

    Home > News > Power News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    Remedies to Polish wind energy law take better turn for sector - report

    February 8, 2023 - SeeNews Renewables


      February 8 (Renewables Now) - Poland's parliamentary committees rejected the proposed amendment to the law on onshore wind requiring a 700-metre distance between turbines and residential homes, dispelling sector concerns about liberalising the act, local media reported on Tuesday.

      The Committee on Energy, Climate and State Assets and the Committee on Local Government and Regional Policy at the second reading of the so-called 10H Act revised the first-reading decision of the energy committee to increase to a minimum of 700 metres the 500 metres distance proposed by the government, local daily Dzienik said.

      According to the acting rules, wind farms are required to maintain a distance of 10 times the height of a turbine from residential buildings, parks, reserves and Natura 2000 areas. Revising the 10H Act is one of the 37 milestones that Poland needs to complete under the Recovery and Resilience Facility to unlock funds from the National Recovery Plan.

      Earlier, the Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA) denounced the first-reading decision of the energy committee to lengthen the distance, stating that it means a significant reduction in investment opportunities. PWEA's analysis shows that the liberalisation to 500 metres compared with the 700-metre revision allows for an over 25-fold increase in the availability of land for wind facilities.

      The draft envisages locating wind turbines based on the local spatial development plan and an environmental impact assessment, which takes into account the impact of noise on the environment and the health of residents.


    Other Articles - International


       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2023 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.