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September 6, 2023

Wind power projects halted as unintended consequences for nature emerge

Japan plans to more than quintuple the share of wind power to 5 per cent of electricity output by the end of the decade. (Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images)
Japan plans to more than quintuple the share of wind power to 5 per cent of electricity output by the end of the decade. (Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images)

Governments favour wind power as a clean alternative to fossil fuels, but the energy source – which often involves locating massive turbines in pristine environments – can have an unwelcome effect on local wildlife, as recently exemplified by a case in Japan. Decarbonisation may be crucial if the world is...

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