The lower house of the Polish parliament, the Sejm, has reduced the minimum distance required for new onshore wind projects to 700 metres from homes in a move the nation's wind industry slammed as next to useless.

The amendment to a highly damaging law dating from 2016 reduces the minimum distance from a previously enforced 10 times the turbine's tip height, which often meant 2,000 metres or more, meeting a long-held demand of the industry.