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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

Bat migration routes

Wind turbines present a potential threat to migrating bats. However, there is very little known about their migration routes, so these cannot be taken into account when planning wind turbines. This…

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Bats and wind energy in woodland I

The project's objective is to collate and evaluate existing data to identify and limit the effects of WT on bats in woodland and to remedy any relevant gaps in knowledge by examining case studies.…

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BioClim – European Conferences on Biodiversity and Climate Change

Are there natural techniques for ameliorating climate change and its effects? How does climate change impact on species' diversity? These questions are being addressed by two large scientific…

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EE100 – Fully renewable and environmentally compatible

How can we design a future environmentally compatible power supply using renewable energies? A detailed examination of emerging technologies in the energy sector from a nature conservation viewpoint…

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Effectiveness of bird flight diverters

Bird flight diverters are used throughout the world to reduce collisions by birds at overhead power lines and the additional mortality associated with this. Their effectiveness is determined by…

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A red kite flies in front of an overhead electricity line

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

EKNA – Environmental impacts of underground cables and options for an environmentally-compatible transmission route design

Underground cables as an alternative to overhead transmission lines are increasingly under discussion. The project examines the effects of different extra-high voltage underground cable systems on…

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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 transition and nature conservation – EWeNat

Society's attitude to the energy transition is characterised by considerable contradictions which are not so easy to reconcile. Leading on from this, the research project looks at the contradictions…

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Comic Man asks: What is the point of saving energy?
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