Germany Begins Felling Ancient Forest for Wind Turbines | 22 March 2024 | Work has started on the clearing of up to 120,000 trees in the central German "fairy tale" forest of Reinhardswald, but [this step] is the partial destruction of the 1,000-year-old ancient wood itself. The forest, the setting for many of the Brothers Grimm mythical stories, is being damaged to provide access for an initial 18 giant wind turbines around the Sababurg "Sleeping Beauty" castle. Who is opposing this massive destruction of the ancient forest teeming with wildlife with trees over a thousand years old? Certainly not the Green Party, now in power at national and local level. In fact, the project is being led by local Hesse Green Minister Priska Hinz, who is reported to have said: "Wind energy makes a decisive contribution to the energy transition and the preservation of nature. It is the only way to preserve forests and important ecosystems."

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