News Digest Item
25 Jul 2018

Push to build wind turbines in Hessian forest elicits protests

Die Welt

Plans by the government of the federal state of Hesse to build wind turbines in protected forest areas have sparked opposition from some environmentalists, according to an article in Die Welt. They say the government is disregarding the protection of native birds in the push to advance the transition to renewable energy, Die Welt reports. The state has designated so-called “wind priority areas” high in the Hessian highlands that contain trees up to 800 years old.

Read the article in German here and watch a video from Frontal 21 on this topic in German here

For background, read the dossier Onshore wind power in Germany and the factsheet German onshore wind power – output, business and perspectives.

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