Public votes down wind station

Plans for a joint German-Danish cross border wind station have been stymied. Wilfried Voigt, Schleswig-Holstein's energy secretary, expressed his disappointment that three German parishes voted against the Grenzland Windpark project when he attended the Husum wind conference in September. Originally the plan was for 70 MW to straddle the border. Now only the Danish section will be built. " Maybe the project was too big and efforts to inform the local population began much too late," he said. The public vote on the wind station, from a survey carried out in the German parishes of Jardelung, Böxland and Vesby, was organised by the Bundesverband Landschaftschutz, a small organisation despite its grand federal title.