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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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Effectiveness of control measures for the red kite

The project aims to optimise the planning and approval process for wind turbines and to minimise the risk to bird species sensitive to wind turbines. A field studies-based evaluation will be made of…

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Red kites over a field

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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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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Federal quantity targets for wind energy expansion

The report shows a way not only to make the provision of land more legally secure and to strengthen the municipal planning level compared to the current control model, but also outlines a…

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Fish mortality at hydropower plants

In order to be able to evaluate the threat to different fish species from hydropower objectively, this project will apply the method of the mortality risk index to fish for the first time. Based on…

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