The issue of the wind farm law is back. Hennig-Kloska reveals who is working on the project

A new project called The Wind Farm Act should be ready in about 2 months. PSL’s Miłosz Motyka is working on it, said Paulina Hennig-Kloska, Minister of Climate and Environment.

– Minister (Miłosz) Motyka is working on solutions. This week we have an appointment to discuss the work schedule for the bill. Departmental path, government action. About two months. We would like to come up with solutions at the end of the first quarter, Hennig-Kloska said when asked about the wind farm law on Radio Zet.

The minister emphasized that “there has never been a desire to abolish 500 meters as a minimum limit for large wind turbines”, and assured that this limit will be retained in the new law.

Windmill scandal

Initially regulations amending the so-called Wind Farm Act, which liberalizes the rules for the location and construction of wind farms in Poland, are included in the draft Act amending laws supporting consumers of electricity, gas and heat, and in certain other laws , extending the energy price freeze until June 30, 2024.

Later, an amendment was introduced to the parliamentary bill amending the laws supporting consumers of electricity and gas fuels, under which it was assumed that issues related to the construction of wind turbines would be removed from the proposed regulation.

This project reduced the distance from wind turbines to nature reserves or national parks to as much as 300 meters. However, the distance of wind turbines to multi-family homes, agricultural development areas, recreational and recreational areas, and residential and service areas had to depend on the noise level emitted by the wind turbines; an area of ​​300 meters would be subject to acoustic protection.

In the case of single-family homes, development areas associated with the stay of children and teenagers, hospitals – the acoustic protection should cover an area of ​​400 meters.

Tusk’s coalition suspended work on the controversial project

The project was sharply criticized by PiS politicians, who argued that the act in this form could lead to expropriation of residents for wind farms. The then Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated that Donald Tusk’s government had not yet been formed and that it already had its first scandal: the windmill scandal. He added that Poland would lose from the proposed regulations and lobbyists would gain.

Ultimately, the wind farm project was suspended late last year.

Source: Do Rzeczy