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Wind Power News: Luxembourg
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From 1 May to 31 October, the Garnich wind farm performs “bat shutdowns” for one hour before sunset and, under some conditions, until sunrise. However, this is not just the case in Garnich. All wind farms in Luxembourg must adhere to regulations regarding the protection of bats, Minister for Energy Claude Turmes confirmed in answer to a parliamentary question from the Pirate Party. Complete story »
A red kite was found dead under a wind turbine in Wincrange on 8 September. Analysis of the bird’s corpse determined that its wing had been severed, most likely by one of the wind turbine’s blades. Legislation provides that during the red kite’s reproduction period, all wind turbines located on fields where agricultural work takes place must be shut down for five days. In fact, by stirring up the land, agricultural work can provide these birds with a surplus of . . . Complete story »
The Weiler wind farm in the municipality of Wincrange has been suspended following the discovery of red kite cadavers near the wind turbines. On Thursday morning, the Natur an Ëmwelt (nature and environment) association published a press release reacting to the news. The association queried whether energy produced from wind turbines is being done so to the detriment of the surrounding nature. To further demonstrate its concern, the association attached images of dead red kites found near the wind turbines. . . . Complete story »
Après la découverte de cadavres de Milans royaux près des éoliennes érigées à Weiler dans la commune de Wincrange, le parc éolien a été mis à l’arrêt. Jeudi matin, l’association Natur an Ëmwelt a publié un communiqué dans lequel elle demandait si l’énergie éolienne était produite au détriment de la nature. Elle appuyait son propos avec la photo d’un cadavre de Milan royal. Des oiseaux morts ont déjà été retrouvés à plusieurs reprises près des éoliennes. Le Milan royal est . . . Complete story »