Local protests paralyze major Vattenfall wind farm

Major opposition from a local community in Denmark prompts Vattenfall to abandon what could have become Denmark's second-largest onshore wind farm.

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Vattenfall's plans to erect around 100 MW of wind turbines in Denmark's Tønder municipality have been shut down after a city council meeting Tuesday. Before the project was ever discussed in a public hearing, politicians opted to listen to what has been referred to by the political party Socialdemokraterne (The Social Democrats) as "massive opposition" against the project.

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