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Wind Power News: Czech Republic

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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


January 26, 2018 • Czech RepublicPrint storyE-mail story

Právo: Military halts windmill construction in Czech Republic

The Czech Defence Ministry turns down over one tenth of projects for the construction of wind power plants as they might block the military radar vision, lower air operation safety and limit the data available for the country’s air defence, daily Pravo wrote on Thursday citing ministry spokesman Jiri Pejsek. According to Pejsek, the ministry declined 11 projects out of 82 windmill construction applications and approved 71, mainly conditionally. The rejected projects were either in the protected areas of army . . . Complete story »


February 10, 2017 • Czech RepublicPrint storyE-mail story

Court says ravens no obstacle to wind power plant project

The planned construction of wind power plants in the Lower Jesenik mountain range, north Moravia, is a project of public interest that prevails over the need to protect the raven population in the area, the Czech Supreme Administrative Court (NSS) has decided. The court put the interest in energy generation from renewable sources above the protection of local nature and landscape, namely the common raven. Judging by available information, the project will affect the birds only marginally, the court said. . . . Complete story »


July 8, 2015 • Czech Republic, Germany, PolandPrint storyE-mail story

German push to expand green power overwhelms neighbors’ defenses

Poland and the Czech Republic are spending $180 million on equipment to protect their systems from German power surges, while Austria is curbing some trading to prevent regional networks from collapsing. On a windy day, the overflow east can exceed the output from four atomic reactors. Germany’s fivefold increase in green energy in the past decade has outpaced investment in power lines to move it across the country. Electricity is looping through Poland and the Czech Republic to reach southern . . . Complete story »


August 16, 2013 • Czech RepublicPrint storyE-mail story

Czech lawmakers axe RE support

The Czech Republic’s lower house of Parliament has voted to end support for new renewables projects and to extend a tax on existing PV installations from the start of next year, in the latest effort to curb subsidies and reduce rising power prices. The proposal – which has yet to be approved by the Senate and signed off by President Milos Zeman – will not affect, wind, solar, hydro and biomass operations that receive construction permits this year and are . . . Complete story »


July 30, 2013 • Czech RepublicPrint storyE-mail story

Czech government votes to end support for renewables from 2014

The Czech government approved a draft law to end support for renewable energy, proposing to stop subsidies for new projects at the end of this year. The plan was adopted during an extraordinary cabinet session yesterday and is subject to approval by parliament, the government said in a statement on its website. Subsidies for renewable-power sources, particularly solar plants, have raised prices for Czech energy users in the past three years as the cost is passed on through customer bills. . . . Complete story »


April 17, 2013 • Czech Republic, GermanyPrint storyE-mail story

Czech grid acts to guard against German wind power surges

Czech grid operator CEPS has backed a plan to build transformers to guard against excess flows of German wind-produced electricity which threaten neighbouring transmission systems, a CEPS official said on Wednesday. The move could complicate efforts to find a regional solution to the problem of surges of renewable electricity from Germany. CEPS Supervisory Board Chairman Tomas Huener told Reuters that the board approved a plan to install phase-shifters, or transformers, which will protect the Czech grid and could be built . . . Complete story »


December 29, 2012 • Czech Republic, Germany, PolandPrint storyE-mail story

Polnische Quittung für deutsche Energiewende

Für ihr Öko-Wunder hat die Bundesrepublik die Netze der Nachbarstaaten genutzt – ohne um Erlaubnis zu fragen. Für diese kurzsichtige Politik bekommt die Regierung jetzt die Quittung. Deutschland, das ökologische Weltgewissen: Mit dem Atomausstieg und der Energiewende wollte die Bundesregierung der Welt ein nacheifernswertes Vorbild sein. Geblendet vom eigenen Heiligenschein, hat sie allerdings übersehen, dass andere für diesen grünen Imagegewinn zahlen müssen und unter ihm zu leiden haben. So hat Deutschland für sein Ökostrom-Wunder die Stromnetze der Nachbarstaaten in Anspruch . . . Complete story »


June 12, 2008 • Czech RepublicPrint storyE-mail story

Wind industry brings concerns about regional scenery

Zlín – The plan to build fourteen wind turbines nearby Rakov, a small town between the Olomouc and Zlín in eastern Moravia, has sparked many protests. Opponents of the plan are worried that the turbines might destroy the scenery which is dominated by the Helfštýn castle and a famous pilgrimage site of Hostýn. It is just one of many controversies spurred by the wind energy boom in the Czech Republic. Many Southern Moravians are protesting against a planned wind project because . . . Complete story »


June 6, 2008 • Czech RepublicPrint storyE-mail story

RWE plans to build six wind-power projects in Czech Republic

ESSEN, Germany – RWE AG. said it is planning to build six wind-power projects in the Czech Republic with a combined generating capacity of about 100 megawatts (MW). The company said it took over the projects from Aufwind Energie GmbH and also acquired Aufwind Energie’s local unit AFE Bohemia s.r.o., it said. Building permission for the six projects is expected between 2009 and 2011. Thomson Financial AFX News 6 June 2008 Complete story »


May 19, 2008 • Czech RepublicPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farms won’t be built on battlefield

Wind turbines will not be built on a hill near the former Slavkov (Austerlitz) battlefield since after three years of discussions the Kč 160 million project did not get planning permission. The two 100-meter wind turbines would not look nice at the historic site and moreover, the owners of the neighboring lots of land were against the project, the local planning office said. Czech Business Weekly 19 May 2008 Complete story »


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