Wind Farms

Given the level of the negative impacts of wind farms on the countryside and birds in relation to the minor expected energy returns, Helvetia Nostra and the FFW are actively involved in this issue, in order to preserve hill crests and ensure that the projects comply with regulations protecting nature and the countryside.

Recently, Helvetia Nostra has supported the popular initiative "The Future of the Hills, You Decide" in the canton of Neuchâtel. Voted on in 2014, this initiative aimed to make public referendums obligatory for all special development plans for wind farms.

Helvetia Nostra has also filed a case against the wind farm project in Sainte-Croix and participates regularly in official meetings relating to different wind farm projects planned for the Jura, so that its voice is heard alongside other environmental organisations.