News Digest Item
29 Aug 2018

Wind power “threatens fairy tale forest” in Germany


The construction of wind power plants in the German state of Hesse could upset fans of Grimms' fairy tales as one of their stories’ favourite locations, the Reinhardswald, could become a wind farm location, Güven Purtul writes on Worldcrunch. While the state’s government says that only a tiny fraction of the forest is under consideration for turbine construction, environmentalists say these could threaten endangered species that inhabit the central German region.

Read the article in English here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Fighting windmills: When growth hits resistance and the CLEW dossier Onshore wind power in Germany.

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