Carney speaks to BDN about forest loss to solar energy development

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Noah Charney, assistant professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine, about concerns related to booming solar energy development in Maine cutting into forests and habitats already threatened by climate change. “Where you choose to put a site is important, given the options. Then, how you manage the site can have a huge impact on what wildlife can exist there,” Charney said. Charney argued that it could also be less costly for developers to manage an existing habitat, instead of paying compensation fees.