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.

The social democratic party counts itself among the opponents of the project and EnergyWatch has asked a member of the municipal council, Lars Rytter, if the party does not support wind turbines and why the public hearing was blocked.

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