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Table 2 Characteristics of the conflicted power line routes

From: Protests against German electricity grid extension as a new social movement? A journey into the areas of conflict

  EnLAG 1 EnLAG 2 EnLAG 3 EnLAG 4 EnLAG 6
Number of (considered) documents (representation) 21 29 20 26 21
Period of conflict (continuity) 2006–2014 Since 2004 Since 2008 Since 2006 Since 2009
Protest Focus (demand number (x)) (1) (1) (1), (7) (3), (5) (8)
Original planned start of operation (year)
Source [12]
2010 2010 2010 2010 2015
Federal state Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony Lower Saxony Brandenburg Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Bavaria Lower Saxony, Hesse
Number of documents where a demand is articulated for each of the cases      
Use underground cable section in a specific area (1) 9 17 10 - 4
General demand for participation in planning processes (2) 4 4 7 4 5
Reserving grid extension for RET, not for coal plants or power treading (3) 1 1 1 5 1
Use of new technologies to reduce the need for power lines or mitigate their negative effects (4) - - 4 3 2
Fundamental opposition to the construction of a certain planned power line (5) - - 1 6 -
Improvement of the transparency of the planning procedures (6) - 2 4 3 3
Opposition to power routes crossing nature preservation areas (7) 1 5 6 2 6
Use of HVDC underground cable instead of HVAC overhead lines (8) - 3 - - 17
Opposition to the construction of power lines if health protection cannot be guaranteed (9) 5 3 5 - 6
Cost calculations (the aspects of national economy should be ranked higher than short time profitability) (10) 1 2 4 2 4
  1. Source: own. Similar documents are excluded (see comment at Table 1)