Google invests in off-shore wind-farming. What’s the risk to wildlife?

According to Google, the Atlantic coast is particularly suited to this project because the grid is overstretched see the sweeping 2003 Northeast blackout and it doesnt yet have access to “high-quality” wind power. It also offers relatively shallow water that extends well in the ocean. “These shallow waters make it easier to install turbines 10-15 miles offshore, meaning wind projects can take advantage of stronger winds and are virtually out-of-sight from land,” Google said.

via Google and friends scheme offshore windmill army • The Register.

It would be interesting to hear what the project planners are doing to mitigate damage to migrating seabirds and aquatic life.

One response to “Google invests in off-shore wind-farming. What’s the risk to wildlife?

  1. I’ve heard that arranging the turbines in certain formations helps mitigate bird collisions.

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