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United Kingdom

Birds and wind farms entirely feasible

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You are wrong to conclude that the RSPB has suddenly turned its position on wind around (Sudden turnaround by wildlife group, Windpower Monthly, April 2004).

We recognise the threat posed by climate change and that generating energy from renewables is key to mitigating this, alongside greater efficiency in our use of energy and reducing demand. Therefore the RSPB supports wind farms -- provided they do not threaten important bird populations and habitats.

We believe it is entirely feasible for the UK government to meet its aspirations for wind energy generation without causing serious problems for birds. It would be irresponsible of the RSPB, a UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping create a better world for us all, not to help ensure it does so. This has been our position all along.

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