Wind Power: Birds

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 30th January 2012.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with countryside bodies on wind turbines and their potential effect on the migration of birds.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

All DECC Ministers' meetings with external organisations are published on a quarterly basis on the DECC website:

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/accesstoinform/registers/ministermtgs/ministermtgs.aspx

My officials meet regularly with countryside bodies and other organisations, such as the statutory nature conservation agencies, to discuss the impacts of wind turbines on the environment, including potential effects on migratory birds.

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