This Act aims to establish a framework for the establishment and operation of a national test centre for large wind turbines, in an area near Østerild and Hjardemål dune plantations in Thisted Municipality. The center will provide opportunities to test prototypes of new onshore and offshore wind turbines, with the measurement of a maximum height of 250 meters. The Ministry of Environment appoints and delegates the Danish Technology University to carry out these activities for the purpose of renewable-energy supply.The Act consists of 9 Chapters: Purpose (1); Establishment of test centre parameters (2); Guidelines of test centre area (3); Acquisition, expropriation, lease, loss of value of the occupied area (4); Restrictions on building in relation to this protected area (5); Relationship to other laws (6); Delegation (7); Removal and suspension of test centre (8); Entry into force (9).The Act also includes an Annex 1 with a geographic map of the area.
Implemented by: Order No. 1411 on Danish Nature Agency delegation of tasks and powers. (2010-12-08)
Implemented by: Order No. 973 on delegation of tasks and responsibilities to Nature Agency. (2014-08-29)
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Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the EU's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union, European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.
Denmark is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
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