Wind Turbines Workshop Feb 07
Wind Turbines and Bat Populations Workshop
On 5th February 2007 BCT hosted a workshop at Defra's Nobel House offices in London. The workshop was funded by Defra as part of their contribution toward the implementation of the Eurobats Agreement.
The invited participants listened to five short presentations before taking part in discussions on the impacts of turbines on bats, research needs and mitigation. The presentations and workshop notes are available to download below (click on the titles to view and/or download):
'Wind Energy in UK : current and future capacity' - Jason Ormiston, Acting Chief Executive , Scottish Renewables
' Resolution 5.6: Windturbines and Bat Populations, guidelines for the planning process and impact assessments: The development of a new obligation' - Christine Harbusch & Lothar Bach, Germany
'Impacts on bats: the European experience' - Lothar Bach & Christine Harbusch, Germany
'Bats and Windfarms in England' - Caitríona Carlin and Tony Mitchell-Jones , Natural England
'Bats and Windfarms: Radar as a method of mitigation?' - Paul Racey & Barry Nicholls, University of Aberdeen , UK
You may also wish to see the 2007 paper by Barry Nicholls & Paul Racey 'Bats Avoid radar Installations: Could Electromagnetic Fields Deter Bats From Colliding with Wind Turbines'
These workshop notes are brief, summarise discussions at the workshop, and need to be interpreted carefully. Site survey work and project proposals should not be drawn up based on the content of these notes - always employ the services of appropriate experts when proposing schemes.