Wind Power News: Jordan
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AMMAN – The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on Thursday released a study on reducing risks posed by wind farms to wildlife in Jordan. The study, described as the first of its kind in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, seeks to strike a balance between enhancing sustainable energy projects and protecting biodiversity in Jordan and the region. The Cumulative Effects Assessment (CEA) of wind power projects in Tafileh, 180km southwest of Amman, . . . Complete story »
Jordan is pushing ahead with the largest commercial scale wind farm in the Middle East region, the Tafila Wind Farm, seemingly without care for the massive bird migration population that passes through Jordan twice a year. Green Prophet called Israel’s Bird King, bird migration specialist Prof. Yossi Leshem. He knows of the plans and says “it’s a real problem.” No one from the Jordan wind turbine consortia has consulted him, he says. Tomorrow, Monday, he will be going to a . . . Complete story »