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Wind power and biodiversity come together at Hollandse Kust West offshore wind farm

To be sustainable, offshore wind power must be rolled out in harmony with nature and the environment. Critical biodiversity research, groundbreaking innovations and updates to wind turbines mean that sustainably generated electricity and a healthy ecosystem are becoming increasingly intertwined. Biodiversity around wind farms  Vattenfall aims to make a net positive contribution to biodiversity by … Continue reading Wind power and biodiversity come together at Hollandse Kust West offshore wind farm

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Ørsted commits to restoring the Humber’s biodiversity with pioneering project in the UK

Ørsted, the world’s most sustainable energy company, is partnering with Lincolnshire and Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts to help restore the biodiversity around the Humber, a large tidal estuary on the east coast of Northern England. The flagship project will invest more than GBP 2.5 million to restore parts of the Humber on an ambitious scale not … Continue reading Ørsted commits to restoring the Humber’s biodiversity with pioneering project in the UK

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The energy transition goes together with nature protection

The European Commission’s REPowerEU Action Plan of 18 May 2022 set out detailed measures to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels and accelerate the growth of renewables. Crucially it tackles the permitting bottlenecks that are holding back the expansion of wind and solar. ?But simpler and faster rules and procedures to build wind farms … Continue reading The energy transition goes together with nature protection

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RWE boosts sustainability: new projects to promote biodiversity

RWE is further refining its commitment to biodiversity and has joined a global initiative by the Science Based Target Network (SBTN). Around 100 companies, associations and experts are working on developing scientific criteria to measure the effects on biodiversity as part of the SBTN’s “Corporate Engagement Program”. RWE’s target for 2030 is for new assets … Continue reading RWE boosts sustainability: new projects to promote biodiversity

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Ørsted aims for net-positive biodiversity impact from new projects commissioned from 2030

As a global sustainability leader with a strong commitment to protect biodiversity, Ørsted sets the ambition to deliver a net-positive biodiversity impact from all new renewable energy projects it commissions from 2030 at the latest. The ambition is part of the company’s new strategy. The accelerated global build-out of renewable energy which is needed to … Continue reading Ørsted aims for net-positive biodiversity impact from new projects commissioned from 2030

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EU Biodiversity Strategy goes hand in hand with energy transition

Today the European Commission presented the EU Biodiversity Strategy. The strategy aims to restore the loss of biodiversity and ecosystems and to mitigate negative environmental effects of climate change. It acknowledges the importance of renewable energies in achieving these goals. The EU biodiversity strategy proposes legally binding EU nature restoration targets and requirements for national … Continue reading EU Biodiversity Strategy goes hand in hand with energy transition

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Biodiversity and wind energy

The replacement of fossil and nuclear energy sources for electricity production by renewables such as wind, sun, water and biomass is a cornerstone of Germany’s energy policy. Amongst these, wind energy production is the most important component. However, energy production from wind is not necessarily ecologically sustainable. It requires relatively large spaces for installation and … Continue reading Biodiversity and wind energy

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Striking the right balance between wind energy and biodiversity

EPFL researchers have developed a simulator that can calculate the performance of wind farms over 30 years while also factoring in the need to preserve local biodiversity. Tested at a site in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, the simulator could be applied to the Swiss Jura region, which has a similar landscape. Three EPFL labs … Continue reading Striking the right balance between wind energy and biodiversity

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