By Thomas Escritt | Reuters
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands has been famous for its windmills for centuries but now one of its most populous provinces has said it wants to ban their modern-day incarnations – wind turbines – on the grounds that they are ugly and noisy.
The government of North Holland, home to the Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam, has authorized a giant wind power project in the north of the province and had been considering applications to construct 20 similar projects.
But on Wednesday it said it would not give any other wind power projects the go-ahead after the existing project – which will allow the province to fulfill its wind energy target – is complete.
“Now they are modern machines of up to 120 meters, with rotors up to 75 meters across – meaning a total height of 180 meters is not exceptional.” Read article ——————————————
… and if you know dutch, watch this video on EPAW.