July saw the windfarm investment act – the so-called “proximity act” – come into force. It is so brilliant and thoroughly prepared that it paralyzed an entire sector of the economy in our beautiful country. I am deeply impressed with its effectiveness, extraordinary even against the backdrop of Poland’s legislative “standards” and continue to ask myself why this tilting at windmills was undertaken in the first place – President Malinowski writes in “Rzeczpospolita”.
– No: because we say so! – this could be a summary of the proximity act – he assesses. The act restricts the distance between wind farms and the closest buildings to ten times the height of a windmill. It also defines the entire installation as a construction, therefore increasing the property tax. According to Malinowski, this will hit foreign companies and Polish ones – both big and small – alike. – It will destroy everyone, down to the smallest windfarm. But why? – he asks.
Malinowski also points out that problematic ideas tend to be presented as “pro-social”: this is why one can hear news about numerous health risks purportedly caused by windfarms, although experts do not confirm these allegations.