Offshore Wind Farms are Good for Wildlife, Say Researchers

Offshore Wind Farms are Good for Wildlife, Say Researchers

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windmill on SantoriniA Dutch study has found that offshore wind turbines have “hardly any negative effects” on wildlife, and may even benefit animals living beneath the waves.

The evidence was based on studies of a large-scale wind farm off the Dutch coast in the North Sea.

Birds avoided the offshore wind turbines, while marine species, including mussels and crabs, found shelter and new habitats that actually contributed to increased biodiversity.

(READ the story in the Guardian)

COMMENTS

  1. Some caution: “The report did recognize that the rotating blades can have a “disruptive impact” on some bird species, and recommends that wind farms are located in specific areas to minimize the possible impact.”