Wind Farms Now Come With the Threat of Jail

  • Poland's proposed rules may cost industry $38 million a year
  • Legislation would apply to existing renewable plants

A wind turbine stands near Kisielice in northern Poland. The country's governing Law and Justice Party is proposing laws that would require new turbines to be situated away from homes, schools and natural reserves at a distance of more than 10-times their height.

Photographer: Janek Skarzynski/AFP via Getty Images

One of Europe’s most promising markets for renewable energy is being threatened by legislation that would impose new fees and potential jail terms for operators of wind farms, an industry lobby group said.

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