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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 20, 2024 • SlovakiaPrint storyE-mail story

Public Health Office issues new guidelines requiring 3km between wind turbines and inhabited 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 . . . Complete story »

December 15, 2022 • SlovakiaPrint storyE-mail story

Slovakian wind industry at odds with regulations

Environmental impact assessment in Slovakia is among the strictest in the EU, while the Ministry of Environment says it is merely following EU rules and points out that locals must be involved in the process to ensure thoroughness and objectivity. The ministry reminded that projects classified as green can be detrimental to the environment, noting that “a poorly situated wind power plant can have a visual impact on the landscape, cause noise pollution, result in visual intrusion and pose a threat to birds.” Complete story »

May 28, 2008 • SlovakiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind parks planned for Senica district

A series of new wind-powered electricity-generating units are planned for the Senica district in western Slovakia. The company Ventureal Slovakia, s.r.o., has announced plans to build a wind park costing between Sk2.5 billion and Sk3.6 billion, with 22 to 31 wind power units, in an area near to the villages of Letni?ie, Petrova Ves, Šaštín-Stráže, Štefanov and Unín. The park should generate between 60 and 85 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Another company, Enairgy Veterná Energia, s.r.o., has announced plans to . . . Complete story »

March 12, 2008 • SlovakiaPrint storyE-mail story

Alfa Wind suspends wind farm project because of migrating birds

A company that plans to build a wind farm near the village of Dunajská Lužná, just ten kilometers from Bratislava, has announced it is temporarily suspending all development in the area. The project manager of Alfa Wind, s.r.o., Matej Hlôška, said the company intends to wait for a new Environmental Impact Assessment and wind measurement readings. One of the reasons for the suspension is the increased presence of migrating birds in the area of the planned wind park. The mayor . . . Complete story »

January 24, 2008 • SlovakiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm to be built near Bratislava, local people protest

A wind farm made up of eighteen 150-metre-high windmills is due to be built in the village of Dunajska Luzna near Bratislava, it was reported on Thursday. Many locals have raised objections to the construction of the wind farm. Partly as a result of public pressure, the local authorities have declared the project unacceptable, and are planning a protest meeting for Thursday evening. It is claimed that the wind farm wouldn’t only spoil the view, but would also endanger the . . . Complete story »

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