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German bird conservation group NABU objects to 865MW Gennaker wind farm

Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 15, 2020
German bird conservation group NABU has filed an objection against a state permit for WPD’s 865MW Gennaker wind farm in the Baltic Sea.
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The association said it fears massive environmental damage” from the project’s 103 turbines, which were last year given the green light by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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NABU is particularly fearful of the potential impact on migratory and resting birds.

"Unfortunately, Gennaker reveals the total failure of the country's wind power planning. Despite massive conservation concerns and a lack of grid connection, the wind farm was approved,” said NABU President Jörg-Andreas Krüger.

“It would cut off one of the most important bird migration lines in the southern Baltic Sea. With poorly planned plants like this, we risk the social acceptance of wind power.”

NABU state chairman Stefan Schwill added: "There is hardly a more unsuitable location for a wind farm. The Rügen-Schonen line is the central flight corridor for millions of migratory and resting birds, including cranes, mourning and iron ducks and countless songbirds.”