Ecological impact of wind turbines – IN 60 SECONDS

What is the ecological impact of wind turbines? Wind energy is a relatively clean alternative for fossil fuels as they do not emit greenhouse gasses during operation But they do affect nature in other ways too

Wind farms affect the natural migration routes of birds and bats And the rotating blades form a deadly hazard for birds Then again, it’s proven that wind turbines form a significantly smaller threat compared to cats Sea life flourishes, due to the absence of fishery near wind farms And the artificial reefs created by the foundation of the structures can even lead to an increase in species diversity Still, the construction of offshore wind farms generates noise that poses a potential threat to fish and marine mammals like seals and whales

Environmental organizations stress the importance of proper research, careful site selection, and noise mitigation during installation But they also see the potential of concepts for wind farm multi-use Like producing seaweed or mussels for human consumption We hope you enjoyed our 60 second lecture Would you like to know more about offshore energy, click here to see more of our videos and make sure to click here to subscribe to our channel

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