News Digest Item
15 Dec 2018

“Environmentalists are in a dilemma because of the Energiewende”


With more and more renewables needed, the conflict between climate and nature protection grows  - and simply “saving energy” will not be sufficient, writes Ralf Nestler in an opinion piece for Tagesspiegel. “Already, the limit of what can be asked of the landscape and the population in terms of wind and solar parks seems to have been reached,” writes Nestler. Issues like the danger of birds’ collisions with wind turbines make it difficult for associations to succeed in the balancing act between climate and nature protection. With Germany already being named the world leader in energy efficiency, the call to simply save energy was not a sufficient solution, writes Nestler.

Read the article in German here.

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