“Democratic” supergrids

Category: PCI

Birgit Schmidhuber, our PCI Topic Leader, talked about super grids to - European Research Media Center. “The common (‘public’) interest is already defined at the planning level, where the public does not have sufficient possibilities to participate,” writes environmental lawyer Birgit Schmidhuber, who led a legal analysis on the TEN-E Regulation. “Then at the project level mostly no criticism is tolerated, as the overall decision has been taken before. The public – at least the affected public – should have the possibility to raise interests which are notoriously under-represented (…) such as environmental or health concerns.” #ixzz4s1qAJqCc