YES to underground cables - NO to polluting high voltage powerlines

Petition is directed to
Parliament and European Council
2.581 Supporters
52% achieved 5.000 for collection target
  1. Launched April 2019
  2. Collection yet 18 days
  3. Submission
  4. Dialog with recipient
  5. Decision
I agree to the storage and processing of my personal data. The petitioner can see name and place and forward this information to the recipient. I can withdraw my consent at any time.

Our goal is to protect Austria and the European environment from high voltage powerlines, now and in the future.

It is our hope that this petition will be supported by European parliamentarians before and after the European elections of 2019.

The reasoned approval of the 380–kV high voltage powerline in Salzburg and the 110-kV projects is a clear demonstration of how urgent the need is to address this matter at the level of the European parliament, so that the electricity supply companies are forced to adopt a more responsible attitude.

What do we want to change?

As a law firm representing a range of stakeholders, we attach particular importance to ensuring that the power supply to EU citizens complies with the latest, safest and most environmentally sound standards.

Electricity transport in the European Union is currently almost exclusively via power transmission lines. Ground cables should be used for future installations.

After the European elections in 2019, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament should firstly establish the "State of the art of power supply for overhead lines and underground cables".

We want to protect the beautiful home countries of our European Union from negative consequences, such as the massive disfigurements caused by thousands of kilometers of overhead power lines, and leave our children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren an environment without meaningless environmental destruction.

We need the support of those political groups that are committed to the people and to an intact environment.


  1. Earth cables are in contrast to power lines sustainable, reliable and visually inconspicuous.

  2. Swiss Federal Court: Case Riniken AG - Judgement BGE 137 II 266 The judgment removes all previous negative views of the underground cable.

  3. No forest fire danger. Example Northern California: Location Paradise 86 deaths at "Camp Fire" in the summer of 2018. Pacific Gas & Electric Co - Largest US energy supplier went bankrupt January 2019!

  4. E-smog: with lateral distance dramatic decrease in field strength; a few meters are enough.

  5. Transmission losses with underground cables are approx. 50% lower!

  6. larger diameters are possible with earth cable.

  7. The reliability of underground cables is 7 times (!) better than overhead lines (previous claim until then was just the other way around).

  8. Ground wiring is only 1.6 times more expensive than an overhead line (previous claim until then was 11-40 times)

  9. The transport losses of a ground cabling are 3-4 times lower than for an overhead line and must be credited for a period of 80 years. (previously disregarded)

  10. The soil warming amounts to maximum 1 ° C (previous assertion 4-8 ° C)

Thank you for your support, List Rechtsanwalts GmbH from Wien
Question to the initiator

This petition has been translated into the following languages

new language version


Not yet a PRO argument.

No CONTRA argument yet.

Why people sign

  • on 24 Sep 2019

    because I feel it is very important to protect nature, and not to destroy intact eco systems .

  • on 28 Apr 2019

    ... wenn es bessere Lösungen (Erdkabel) gibt, dann sollten wir die Landschaft nicht mit Hochspannungsleitungen verschandeln, auf viele Jahrzehnte. Alle Bestrebungen für sanften Tourismus, nachhaltige Landwirtschaft, attraktiver ländlicher Raum ... werden ad absurdum geführt wenn nur das Paradigma der E-Wirtschaft gilt. Wo uns das in den letzten Jahrzehnten hingeführt hat, sehen wir (Atomkraft, Braunkohle, ...), wurde auch alles als attraktiv und unvermeidbar verkauft.

  • on 27 Apr 2019

    Weil die Natur nicht mehr mit veralteten Technologien belastet werden soll

  • Beer Helmut Salzburg

    on 27 Apr 2019

    Sicherheit und Umweltschutz, Rodungen.

  • on 27 Apr 2019

    In Zeiten wie diesen eine Frechheit!!!

Tools for the spreading of the petition.

You have your own website, a blog or an entire web portal? Become an advocate and multiplier for this petition. We have the banners, widgets and API (interface) to integrate on your pages.

Signing widget for your own website

API (interface)

Number of signatures on openPetition and, if applicable, external pages.
HTTP method
Return format

Help us to strengthen citizen participation. We want your petition to get attention and stay independent.

Donate now