Slovakia: Turbines to be Set 3kms From Habitations

From The Slovak Spectator, January 19, 2024

While Alberta has not setbacks in place to protect residents from the documented harms of industrial wind turbines, Slovakia is now requiring a setback of 3km from inhabitated areas…

Slovakia seems less likely to get new wind power plants any time soon after investors were presented with a new bureaucratic hurdle.

The Public Health Office has issued new guidelines for the assessment of noise and vibration at wind power plants. Plants with 150-metre high towers must now be located at least 3 kilometres from inhabited areas. The guidelines apply to all the projects that are currently in the permitting phase; these are collectively worth €1.4 billion.

The Economy Ministry says it wants to negotiate with the office to remove the condition, saying it represents a barrier to the development of wind energy.

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