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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch in its noncommercial educational effort 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.


January 5, 2024 • Poland, Print storyE-mail story

Bridge truly bashed

A truck transporting a large wind turbine blade crashed into a bridge on a road in Poland last week, bringing it down. The incident occurred overnight on December 28th on Poland’s DK3/E65 highway between Dargobądz and Wolin in the north east. A beam on the bridge, which is currently under construction, was caught by the base of the 100 metre blade, pulling it off its stanchions. Thankfully no was hurt in the incident. The driver was sober but has been . . . Complete story »


November 29, 2023 • PolandPrint storyE-mail story

New pro-EU government proposes to reduce wind turbine setback from 1,500 m to 300 m

Poland’s incoming government submitted a draft law to freeze energy prices in the first half of 2024 and liberalize rules to build wind farms. The draft law would reduce a minimum distance between a turbine and a residential area to about 300 metres from the current 1,500 metres depending on the level of noise emitted by the installation. And the draft proposes to restore the obligation to trade electricity on the country’s energy exchange, which was abolished by the outgoing . . . Complete story »


March 10, 2023 • PolandPrint storyE-mail story

Parliament passes less ambitious distancing rule for onshore wind farms

The Sejm, the lower house of Poland’s parliament, has restored its less ambitious distancing rule for onshore wind farms, keeping it at 700 metres [2,300 feet]. The country’s former distancing rule, introduced in 2016, required the distance between a wind turbine and the nearest houses to be at least ten times the maximum height of the device (the so-called 10H rule). This seriously curbed the development of wind turbines in Poland and spurred the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, . . . Complete story »


February 13, 2023 • PolandPrint storyE-mail story

Polish lawmakers’ remedies to wind turbine act dash sector hopes

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, amended on Wednesday the wind turbine act, adopting a 700-metre distance of wind turbines from housing, a revision which is not approved by the sector. The purpose of the amendment was to ease the 10H act for locating wind farms at a distance 10 times the height of the turbines. Revising the rule is one of the 37 milestones that Poland needs to complete under the Recovery and Resilience Facility to . . . Complete story »


February 13, 2023 • PolandPrint storyE-mail story

Poland: Wind power runs out of steam

The melt-in-the-mouth cheesecake on sale at Cafe Manufaktura Ciasta and the gentle sea breeze blowing around the village of Cisowo on the Baltic coast leaves visitors in no doubt that they are in a particularly lovely part of Poland – were it not for the huge wind turbine towering over the cafe just 3 meters (10 feet) from the road. Within a radius of just a few hundred meters, a dozen other wind turbines have been erected in a seemingly random . . . Complete story »


January 24, 2023 • PolandPrint storyE-mail story

WindEurope urges lawmakers to allow turbines closer to homes

The lower house of the Polish parliament, the Sejm, this week will vote on a government proposal to water down a damaging ‘10H’ distance rule for onshore wind, which since it came into effect in 2016 has excluded most of the country’s territory from new projects. Industry lobby WindEurope has called upon lawmakers to approve a proposal for a minimum distance between wind turbines and residential buildings of 500 metres, which is in line with other European countries. The currently . . . Complete story »


July 9, 2022 • PolandPrint storyE-mail story

Poland looks to ease rules blocking development of onshore wind power

The Polish cabinet adopted legislation easing rules on the development of wind farms, as the country aims to boost its installed capacity and diversify energy supplies. Wind development in Poland has been stalled since 2016 by rules that require a minimum distance of 10 times the height of an onshore wind power plant between the farm and residential buildings, in practice blocking new projects. Under the revised rules, a minimum distance between a wind farm and a residential building would . . . Complete story »


October 9, 2018 • PolandPrint storyE-mail story

Poland will not subsidise offshore wind – minister

Poland will not provide support for the construction of offshore wind farms instead expecting the fall in the cost of technology to incentivise new build, its minister for energy infrastructure Piotr Naimski said on Monday. “Poland simply cannot afford [offshore wind subsidies], Naimski told Polish Press Agency. Two firms, Polenergia and PGE plan to build a total of 2.3 GW of wind capacity off the coast of Poland’s by 2025. PGE plans an additional 1.5 GW by 2030, while refiner . . . Complete story »


August 18, 2016 • Poland, Print storyE-mail story

Poland brings wind works to standstill with $131 million at risk

Poland’s law restricting the proximity of turbines near homes is bringing the wind-energy industry to a standstill, according to environmental researchers. At stake are more than 500 million zloty ($131.4 million) spent by investors to date on developing wind projects, according to a survey published on the website of Ambiens sp. z o.o. Environmental consultants last month polled developers of 1,008 turbines with planned capacity of at least 2 gigawatts, according to the researcher. “The new bill practically makes it . . . Complete story »


August 8, 2016 • PolandPrint storyE-mail story

Acts modifying RES support system and limiting wind turbine locations introduced

Two acts introducing significant amendments to the renewable energy support scheme and establishing major limitations on the location of wind farms were recently passed by Parliament and signed by the president: the Act Amending the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Act (925/2016) – the Amendment Act for short – entered into force on July 1 2016 apart from certain provisions which will come into force at a later date; and the Act on Investments in Wind Power Plants (961/2016) entered into force . . . Complete story »


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