Mr Christian Holzer

Christian Holzer


Environment & Climate Change

EIAs: grubbing ups and path clearances for overhead electrical power lines to be treated differently
Austria | 25 January 2021

When it comes to clearing a path in a forest to construct and operate an overhead electrical power line, electricity grid operators face various legal issues. In its recent decision on the 380kV Salzburg line, the Supreme Administrative Court considered whether the permitting requirements of the Forestry Act stipulated for grubbing ups must also be applied to path clearances in an EIA permitting procedure by reason of EU law.