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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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