News Digest Item
10 Sep 2018

Wind power expansion faces growing opposition

Welt Online

Opposition to wind power expansion in Germany is gaining clout, as shown by a new video spot, with which the German Wildlife Foundation (Deutsche Wildtier Stiftung) has entered the campaign before the upcoming state elections in Hesse, writes Daniel Wetzel in an article for the Welt Online. The clip calls for stopping the installation of new wind turbines in the state’s forests. While Hesse’s government still supports wind power expansion, political opposition is more marked in other federal states, such as Brandenburg, writes Wetzel.

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here, and watch the video in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Fighting windmills: When growth hits resistance.

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