Wind power expansion faces growing opposition
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.
For background, read the CLEW factsheet Fighting windmills: When growth hits resistance.