"PEOPLE living within two kilometres of proposed wind farms will have the right to veto them, under a NSW government proposal.More
Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard says NSW remains committed to being part of the Federal Government's 20 per cent renewable energy target by 2020, despite proposing what he has described as the world's toughest wind-farm guidelines.
Under the proposal, a company wanting to set up a wind farm in an area where landowner consent has not been given will have to go to an independent regional planning panel if there is community opposition.
''That means 100 per cent of neighbours have to be happy within that two-kilometre zone,'' Mr Hazzard told reporters in Sydney."
In Germany, Bavaria, while taking actions for other purposes (about half their generation has been from nuclear), is also implement new regulations;
"...provide incentives to build turbines with as much distance to residential housing as possible, expert opinions with regard to noise (protection) shall not be necessary if plants keep a distance of 1,000m or more ..."source