Wind farms: climate protection vs. nature protection | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 22.08.2019

In most cases, adequate siting and technological improvements can avoid wind turbines conflicting with biodiversity, experts agree. Selective shutdown of turbines in sensitive areas for migratory birds, for instance, can be very effective.A 2012 study published in the journal Biological Conservation recorded a 50% drop in vulture fatality rates at 13 wind farms in Cádiz, southern Spain, after they began turning off their turbines when the birds were observed nearby. Energy production fell by just 0.7% per

Source: Wind farms: climate protection vs. nature protection | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 22.08.2019

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