Wind farms in opposition to the landscape and tourism – Case study

key words: wind farms, environmental protection, tourist attraction

Summary:

For several years in Poland there is offensive windmills. Wind turbines are formed in the areas with a beautiful landscape where people live mainly from tourism. The Warmia and Mazury has one of the best Polish conditions for wind energy development. Socio-economic situation in the region contributes to seek additional sources of financing municipal expenditure. Use are foreign corpora-tions that run more wind farms in the region. Local government is only waiting and dreaming of millions from investors for the most-needed investment in communities.
The paper contains a discussion on wind energy development in the context of the landscape protection of the Warmia and Mazury region.

Citation:

Batyk I. 2012. Wind farms in opposition to the landscape and tourism – Case study. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2012/ 03 (1 (Mar 2012))