Faced with thousand of furious rural voters sick of being overrun by industrial wind turbines, Poland has effectively banned all new onshore wind farms.
The prices fixed for new wind power contracts are so low as to mock hopeful developers, making it highly unlikely that any new contracts will be entered.
And, clearly spooked by hostile rural voters, the government has determined that every last wind turbine must be removed from Polish soil by 2035, including their monstrous 3-400 m³ steel reinforced concrete bases.
The hostility to wind power is not limited to rural communities, voters across the country are furious about spiralling power costs, too.
The result is due in no small part to lawyer, Marcin Przychodzki, the founder of the “Stop Wiatrakom” (“Stop the Wind Farms”) blog – who is now the Director of the Ministry’s of Infrastructure Legal Department.
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