Until as recently as mid-2016 there were high hopes for the final four years of Poland’s 2020 renewable energy strategy.

A new auction system was supposed to bring stability, but serious obstacles have been put in the industry’s way by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party.

In July 2016 the Act on Investment in Wind Farms decreed that the siting of wind farms has to conform to a strict 10 times tip height (10H) distance rule from the nearest housing or environmental protection area.