Onshore wind power potential greater than previously thought

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Wind turbines play a decisive role in the German Energiewende
Source: Christian Nitz / Fotolia.com

More than one tenth of Germany's land surface is suited for wind turbines - without causing significant harm to sensitive protected areas or compromising noise protection laws.

These are the conclusions of a new UBA study. UBA's President Jochen Flasbarth says: "There is more space than we need. We only need to tap the potential that is necessary to reach our climate goals.“

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