Push to build wind turbines in Hessian forest elicits protests
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.
For background, read the dossier Onshore wind power in Germany and the factsheet German onshore wind power – output, business and perspectives.