Lower Saxony and Bremen
Resin taboo for wind turbines despite storm damage
Hannover (dpa / lni) – The state forests of Lower Saxony have rejected the idea of using open spaces in the Harz mountains for wind power. The construction of wind turbines is being pushed “where it is legal and really possible”, President Klaus Merker told “Weser-Kurier” (Saturday). “But that is not the case in the open spaces in the Harz mountains. The whole national park is absolutely taboo there.” Furthermore, the wind turbines in the Harz Mountains belie the fact that they are historically ancient forest sites, a protected landscape area and a magnet for tourists. In lowland locations, especially north of the A2, state forests definitely plan for wind power.
According to Merker, the February storms caused around one million solid cubic meters of damaged wood throughout Lower Saxony. “That alone doesn’t bring us down, but it adds to the damage over the last few years. That shouldn’t have been the case,” he said.