German Wind Farm Backlash Begins: Bavaria’s High Court Confirms 2KM Setback Rule

**** A couple of weeks back we ran a story on the Bavarian government’s new mandatory setback rule (10 times the height: 10-H) which, with turbines towering 200m, means a minimum distance of 2km from homes. In closely settled Bavaria that rule spells the end for hundreds of proposed projects; and, coupled with the German […]

German Wind Farm Backlash Builds: Bavaria Slams Brakes On Wind Turbine Roll-Out

**** Germany’s rural vistas of rolling hills, cloaked in pine, spruce, beech and oak, verdant valleys and delightful gothic homes, that fall from the pages of the Brothers Grimm, have been over-run with more than 20,000 of these things. If there was still a market for Picture Postcards, then the State of Bavaria would be […]