In spring 1990, the FTB (predecessor of the ITA) wrote on behalf of the Petitions Committee of the National Council an opinion on the construction of a 380 kV power line from Kaprun to Zell am Ziller. The study tried to find out to what extent the objections of the population - expressed by Petition 55 - were justified based on scientific principles, and whether from this perspective reasons to refrain from this project existed. The opinion takes into account aspects of energy politics at that time, technical alternatives, the effect of magnetic fields and other effects on humans and the environment. In summary, the opinion concludes that the energy policy given at that time there were no reasons not to build that power line. In the final recommendations, however, the study encouraged policy makers to discuss fundamental questions of future energy policy.
Authors: Ernst Braun, Martina Hawle, Johann Čas, Paul Pisjak and Christian Rakos.
10/1989 - 04/1990