In 2016, the Hungarian parliament passed a law on December 12 that bans wind turbines within a 12-kilometer radius of populated areas. The legislation will leave no area in Hungary where it will be possible to install new wind energy capacity. Already by 2013, after a fitful start, Hungary was not expected to add any new wind capacity, as the country remained stuck at the 329MW mark of wind energy where it found itself since the end of 2011. There were a number of conflicts regarding wind farms in Hungary. One in the High Bakony (north of the Balaton lake) in a Nature 2000 area is reported below in "Sources and Materials under "Other Comments". Another case south east of Lake Balaton is reported here. A Hungarian company submitted Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) documentation to the environmental inspectorate in order to build a windfarm (11 windmills) in Tolna County in territory of Fürged and Magyarkeszi towns. Local environmental NGO intended to participate in the permitting procedure and submitted its notification to the authority under the Hungarian Environmental Law and the Aarhus Convention. The environmental inspectorate granted standing the NGO in the EIA procedure. The NGO client appealed the first level administrative decision and the second level environmental authority ordered the repetition of the first instance licensing procedure (screening procedure under EIA regulation). The NGO submitted its notification the environmental inspectorate secondly and appealed the first level decision again. The second instance environmental authority annulled the first level decision again and ordered the repetition of the EIA screening procedure second time. The NGO did not notice its participation in the (second) repeated procedure for the third time additionally and finally the first level administrative authority did not send its decision the NGO directly. It made the decision public by announcement. Due to this procedural legal solution the NGO missed the term of appeal formally and its appeal was rejected by the first and second instance administrative bodies. The NGO went to Court in order to reconsider the administrative decisions. The Court annulled the decisions of the first and second level environmental inspectorates and ordered the examination of the NGO's appeal on the merits. The Court granted standing to the NGO and pronounced that it is unnecessary to submit notification towards the environmental authority in the repeated procedure again and that the rejection of the NGO's appeal was unlawful based on the procedural legal instruments.