If the origin point of Danish opposition to wind energy were to be set geographically, southern Denmark’s Tønder Municipality would be a suitable candidate.
After a decade with no new onshore wind turbines installed in the municipality – which throughout the 1990s was in fact a pioneering area of the nation’s wind expansion – Tønder launched a plan in 2014 to open 19 new wind farm sites. This plan triggered local opposition so fierce that the number of facilities was cut down to 12 in the following year, only to be entirely scrapped a few months later. A mere two projects survived.
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