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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 PowerWhat 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.

Mirror: Proposed plans in U.S.

Administrative Lessons


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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