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Poland Brings Wind Works to Standstill With $131 Million at Risk

  • Estimated 99% of projects have been stopped by new law
  • Investors likely spent more than 500 million zloty on projects

Poland’s law restricting the proximity of turbines near homes is bringing the wind-energy industry to a standstill, according to environmental researchers.

At stake are more than 500 million zloty ($131.4 million) spent by investors to date on developing wind projects, according to a survey published on the website of Ambiens sp. z o.o. Environmental consultants last month polled developers of 1,008 turbines with planned capacity of at least 2 gigawatts, according to the researcher.