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Renewable energy projects are an increasing sector in our portfolio and include solar farms and wind turbines. These different forms of renewable energy come with unique ecological issues, such as collision risk impacts on bats and birds. Collision Risk Modelling (CRM) for birds and emerging research on risks to bats from wind turbines are needed to assess impacts on vulnerable species and are detailed in industry standard guidelines published by Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural England, UK Renewables and the British Wind Energy Association.

The assessment of an experienced ecologist is vital to support and interpret the results for renewable energy projects, which is a relatively new sector in ecological consultancy. Pure Ecology and our associates provide specialist ecological and ornithological advice and assessment for onshore wind schemes. We closely follow the renewable energy industry and the emerging ecological guidance. Our associates at Windrush Ecology are currently developing a research project into the impact of solar farms on skylarks and other ground nesting birds.

Client Testimonials
Pure Ecology have been professional, practical and proactive; it has been an opportunity to meet and work with an interesting and informative expert outside of my usual circle.
Roger Moscrop
Pure Ecology offer a completely reliable service, combining robust science with expert advice and reliable delivery and reporting. Importantly they also appreciate and respect the safety and sustainability requirements pertaining to our business and to our clients objectives.
Stuart Hedgecott Principal Consultant CH2MHill
Arup have worked with Pure Ecology since the beginning of 2014, and continue to do so because of the excellent service we have received. Anton has consistently provided sound and pragmatic technical ecological services and advice, in particular with regard to specialist bat services. He is highly competent, very organised and excellent at communicating and interpreting the likely significance of his work throughout the process.”
Thank you so so much for your prompt report, such a pleasure to work with such an efficient company and pleasant staff.
Mr James, Homeowner in Monmouthshire.
Pure Ecology provided a comprehensive service and the report was clear and concise. The ecology assessment was well received by the local authority
Capture Energy for a single wind turbine in Camarthenshire
We use Pure Ecology because the are reliable and consistently deliver a high quality of work. They respond quickly, work well with our development team and have successfully negotiated ecological requirements with the planning authority
Lisa Way Development Surveyor, Monmouthshire Housing Association
We have found Pure ecology to be very knowledgeable and well respected. Their approach is both professional, friendly and they are always happy to listen to clients requirements and look for workable solutions
Andrew Carter, Morgan & Horowskyj Architects
Pure Ecology provides a professional and reliable service. Their comprehensive knowledge and understanding of ecological issues within the planning system has been invaluable for the success of several of our schemes.
Joe Burnard, Project Manager for Rea Housing Development