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On April 9th the zoning plan for wind power plants in Lower Austria was presented. In total 68 zones (instead of 83 which were defined in the first draft of the zoning plan) in which wind-power plants can be erected are defined. These 68 zones are equal to 1.5 % of the Lower Austria region.
It`s doubtful if the goals of the province Lower Austria concerning the development of renewable energy (NÖ-Energiefahrplan) can be achieved. It is necessary to expand wind power to get independent from the non-sustainable energy carriers - gas, coal and atomic.