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First ever wind-driven power plant at sea to be built in Poland

hmmm.. so are wind farms unkind to wildlife?

http://www.polskieradio.pl/zagranica/gb/dokument.aspx?iid=58331

First ever wind-driven power plant at sea will be located on the
Baltic sea. The plant to be build by "BOT Górnictwo and Energetyka"
energy company will be the most spectacular investment of that kind on
the Baltic Sea with 300 power generating units. According to BOT
spokesman, B³a¿ej Torañski, wind-driven power plant at sea is a more
expensive yet more efficient investment. "It makes more sense as the
wind always blows stronger on the sea than inland" – says Torañski
adding that a power plant located on the sea will generate three times
more electricity than a regular one. The idea already has the backing
of Poland's Ministry of Maritime Economy. However, local fishermen,
sailors and even many tourists have already voiced their
objections. "We do not know how the vibrations and electromagnetic
field created as a result will influence the natural habitat of the
Baltic Sea" – said Zbigniew Karnicki of the Maritime and Fishing
Institute in Gdynia.

Re: First ever wind-driven power plant at sea to be built in Poland

Wind farms are good at slaughtering birds.

Wind turbines don't scare me half as much as nuclear power ... and that will be coming to Poland soon.