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LMP LAMENTS PARLT CTTEE'S 'VOTE AGAINST WIND TURBINES'

 

Parliament’s economic committee on Tuesday voted against the opposition LMP’s proposal to table a debate in the chamber on the use of wind energy in Hungary, even though Prime Minister Viktor Orbán recently indicated the government was mulling the same, a party lawmaker has said. László Lóránt Keresztes, who also heads the sustainable development committee, told a press conference that the government was still reluctant to “amend its energy policy that has made the country vulnerable while failing to strengthen our [energy] independence”. Meanwhile, Keresztes insisted the government was using administrative measures to hobble the construction of wind turbines in Hungary. Since the prime minister “recently admitted the government itself is divided on the issue”, it would have been all the more advisable to table it in parliament, an opportunity the committee just thwarted, he said.