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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 do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

December 17, 2007 • Czech RepublicPrint storyE-mail story

Industry balks at further wind power restrictions

Commercial association the Czech Society for Wind Energy (ČSVE) has objected to a proposed amendment to the energy law that calls for an increase in the distance between wind power plants and electric power lines. The association claims it will put a halt to half the wind power projects currently under development in the Czech Republic. The ČSVE, an association of companies active in the wind power sector, issued a press release protesting the amendment Dec. 6 while the amendment . . . Complete story »

November 5, 2007 • Czech RepublicPrint storyE-mail story

Ecoenerg/EAB to build largest Czech wind farm

Wind project developer Ecoenerg and German partner EAB Projektbau are on track to complete a 42 MW wind park in the Czech Republic by the end of this year, set to be the country’s largest, company officials told Interfax. “Twelve wind energy plants of the type Enercon E82 [2 MW, 78-meter hub height] are now in operation and 18 have been erected out of the 21 planned,” EAB project manager Maik Muller said in an onsite interview in Krystofovy Hamry, part of . . . Complete story »

July 13, 2007 • Czech RepublicPrint storyE-mail story

Dukovany reconsiders power deal

The mayor of the town of Dukovany in Moravia, Vítězslav Jonáš, is reconsidering the construction of a windmill park by ČEZ after the power company agreed to renegotiate a compensation package for the town. ČEZ renewed its offer to pay 100,000 Kč ($4,746) to the local government, plus give them the possibility of purchasing a single windmill within the first five years of the plant’s construction, said Ivo MČšťánek, a ČEZ spokesman. The two sides are expected to meet to . . . Complete story »

September 25, 2006 • Czech RepublicPrint storyE-mail story

Pushing wind farms

New Minister of the Environment Petr Kalaš (unaffiliated) is urging power provider ČEZ, 67 percent owned by the state, to invest proceeds from carbon credit trading into the development of renewable sources. Currently, 4 percent of electricity output comes from renewable sources, such as wind, hydroelectric, solar or biomass products. The Czech Republic has a goal of doubling this to 8 percent by 2010, although now it’s only on target to reach 6 percent by that time, Ladislav Pazdera, head . . . Complete story »

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