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Professor says conflict between renewables, environment will escalate

An increasing number of green projects are halted due to considerations of wildlife and biodiversity, show numbers from association Wind Denmark. The trend looks set to become more widespread as well, says professor.

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Numbers from industry organization Wind Denmark reveal that eight domestic projects have been slowed down or halted on considerations of wildlife and biodiversity since September 2020, whereas the period 2013-2020 saw only two such cases, reports Danish newspaper Berlingske.

Although the rise in number of cases is palpable, Professor and Centre Director at Aarhus University's Department of Biology Jens-Christian Svenning says that an increasing amount will appear in the coming years as green projects become more widespread and focus on wildlife protection grows. He calls for political action.

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