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Priority areas for species protection in wind energy planning

Methodical approaches for the designation of priority areas for species protection in wind energy planning

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ProBat

The software tool ProBat 7.0 calculates bat-friendly cut-in wind speeds for onshore wind turbines (WT). This operational management helps to minimise the killing risk for bats (collision or…

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Progressive biofuels

The EU is targeting future funding at biofuels from raw materials, which are expected to have fewer negative effects on land use than conventional biofuels e.g. from rape, cereals or palm oil. The…

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Quality assurance of bat expert opinions

Guaranteeing the quality of bat expert reports for wind turbine planning and approval is an important current requirement for an environmentally compatible energy transition. Species protection needs…

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RADBIRD

The topic of this project is to record and predict bird migration over the Federal Republic of Germany. Based on (weather) data and forecast models, possible procedures are to be identified to switch…

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RE scenarios from a nature conservation viewpoint

The project aims to find a balance between the economic and technical requirements of future renewable energy sites and the most environmentally compatible development of them. The alternative…

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Red Kite Protection and Sustainable Wind Energy Development in Hesse (RoniaH)

The project aims to quantify the Red Kite's probability of residence at different spatial and temporal scales, to develop evidence-based recording standards for species assessments, and to develop…

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Renewable energy: Regional Simulation Game

The project will evaluate at the regional level the assessment methodology and results of the previous project "Expansion scenarios for renewable energies from a nature conservation viewpoint", in…

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Repowering of wind turbines

A significant increase in the repowering of wind turbines is expected in the near future, as the period of guaranteed feed-in renumeration for many existing wind turbines will expire. From a nature…

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Small wind turbines and bats

While the danger to bats from large wind turbines has now been proved, there is still uncertainty about the effects of small wind turbines (SWT). Based on a before-and-after comparison, bat behaviour…

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