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Accept RE

A key factor for the success of the energy transition is that the public supports and accepts the expansion of renewable energies. However, doubts about nature and environmental compatibility are…

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Wind turbine, biogas plant and a maize field

Availability of areas for wind energy

Land potential Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) Guidehouse Fraunhofer IEE Bosch & Partner Dr. Nils Wegner Caroline Moog Frank Sailer In order for Germany to…

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Batmobile - Impact of offshore wind farms on bats in the German Bight and the Baltic

As part of the expansion of renewable energies in Germany, the further expansion of offshore wind energy is also planned. Consequently, there is an increasing risk of collision and thus mortality for…

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Bird populations and the energy transition

The project investigates changes in the breeding populations of bird species, especially those which are considered as conservation indicators of species diversity and landscape quality. In…

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BIRDMOVE – Bird migration and offshore wind

The aim of the project is to study the potential effects of offshore wind turbines on migratory birds and passage migrants.

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Decarbonising heat and nature conservation: paths to a nature- and climate-compatible heating sector

The heating sector in Germany is to be decarbonised during the coming decades and is thus facing major changes: There is no longer any perspective for natural gas and heating oil, which are still the…

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An automated harvester clears a field of fast growing copses

Effectiveness of mitigation measures

There is a wide range of current measures used to minimise the adverse effects of wind turbines on birds. These include regulating the operation of the turbine, preventing birds being attracted to it…

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Rotor of a wind turbine, behind it a flock of birds

Energy concepts and nature conservation

Although the extent of renewable energies has so far only covered a relatively minor proportion of the total energy requirement in Germany (approx. 14.6% of final energy consumption), in places…

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An aerial view of the municipality of Bollewick, a solar and a biogas plant can be seen.

Energy privilege for ground-mounted photovoltaic systems

Legal, managerial and landscape ecological aspects of converting land used for agriculture or biogas maize production into ground-mounted solar plants are being examined.

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Environmentally compatible site allocation of open-space solar plants (solar thermal and photovoltaic)

The research project is intended to contribute to making the necessary expansion of solar energy as environmentally compatible as possible. For this purpose, a suitable area will be defined and the…

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