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The Ecological Impacts of Offshore Wind Power What have we learned and why do we care?. Sam Swenson ENST-70 December 9th, 2009. A Focus on Wind in Europe. Offshore Advantages Construction Specifications Farm Layout Location(s) Successes & Failures Lack of information in the U.S.

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The ecological impacts of offshore wind power what have we learned and why do we care

The Ecological Impacts of Offshore Wind PowerWhat have we learned and why do we care?

Sam Swenson

ENST-70

December 9th, 2009


A focus on wind in europe

A Focus on Wind in Europe

Offshore Advantages

Construction

Specifications

Farm Layout

Location(s)

Successes & Failures

Lack of information in the U.S.

Mirror: Proposed plans in U.S.

Administrative Lessons


The raw ecology

The Raw Ecology

  • Bird death (?)

  • Migratory routes

  • Breeding areas

  • Electromagnetic Fields

  • “Reef Effect”  Biodiversity

  • Some evidence of learning

  • Practical Lessons

  • Onshore U.S.


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