Wind Denmark - The wind turbine in Viborg is broken by two wind turbine projects
- Mar 26, 2020 10:46 am GMT
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Despite strong headwinds from several sides, eight wind turbines are set up in Nr. Wing at Telje Langso.
It decided a majority in Viborg City Council on Wednesday, March 18. As a result, another wind turbine project is to be realized in Viborg Municipality, which in 2019 received a penultimate place among the regions of Central Jutland's 18 municipalities in green energy.
It was a divided city council in Viborg Municipality that gave the green light to European Energy to set up the eight wind turbines in Nr. Wing with a total capacity of 24 MW. The disagreement prior to the decision was, in short, due to the fact that the turbines must be set up in a protected natural area, which in mild winters is used as a living area for an endangered goose species called the tajga goose.
The Danish Ornithological Association and researchers in the goose species at Aarhus University have argued that the design of the mills can have serious consequences for the goose species. Viborg Municipality, on the other hand, has relied on an environmental report from the Orbicon consulting firm, which believes that the mills will only cost six Tajga geese a year.
'I always do best with a large, secure majority, but in this case - and it sometimes does - it's about politics, and as I've said before, you also have to say B when you say A 'I don't see any compelling reasons why we should not support this windmill project,' Ulrik Wilbek (V) Mayor Viborg Stift Folkeblad said.
Viborg Municipality contributes to the green transition
After a lengthy debate at the City Council meeting Wednesday night, the mayor was able to cast votes: 19 votes in favor and 12 against. Conservatives, the Danish People's Party, the Unity List, Johannes Vesterby from the Left and Mette Nielsen from the Social Democracy voted against.
Supporters of the wind turbine project reiterated at the City Council meeting that onshore winds are the cheapest energy source we have available and that they are 30 percent cheaper than offshore winds. They also emphasized the importance of Viborg Municipality contributing to the green transition - including a 70 per cent. greenhouse gas reduction by 2030.
'All parties - and I repeat all - have signed an energy agreement. This is in recognition of the fact that we have to do something about the CO2 challenge, and the cheapest CO2 savings we can achieve come via onshore wind turbines. If you refuse this project, you will impose a CO2 tax of varying sizes on both agriculture and business, 'argued City Council member Allan Clifford (V).
An annual survey of municipalities' energy consumption in 2019 showed that only Silkeborg in the Central Jutland region is worse than Viborg Municipality in relation to the share of green energy in the municipality's energy consumption.
In 2019, the City Council approved three turbines, which the company SFP Wind Denmark ApS has planned to set up in Faldborgdalen near Tolstrup.
Farmer Jens Evald Tougaard, who according to Viborg Stift Folkeblad lives 780 meters from the wind turbines in the Faldborg Valley, emphasized at the time that he was fine with the three 150 meters high wind turbines were erected to secure the green energy.
'We see that the opponents are shouting the highest. We also saw that at the meeting in Almind Assembly House the other day, but they have to interfere, for many of them live 4-5 kilometers from the mill area, 'he told the local newspaper.
A total of 463 signatures were collected against the wind turbines in the Faldborg Valley. Among the signatories were also people from Aarhus, Copenhagen, Norway and even South Korea.
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