100 offshore wind turbines planned in Sweden – but wildlife could stop project

  • An offshore windfarm with 100 turbines could become reality south of the island of Öland.
  • But the project needs to pass an environmental permit process since the long-tailed duck and the critically endangered Baltic harbour porpoise inhabit the area.
  • German company RWE, in charge of the project, believe they have a good chance of getting the permit to build a windfarm.
Radio Sweden

For more on the environmental considerations of the wind project, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Tarquti Energy, Hydro-Quebec deal important step towards green energy for Nunavik, Inuit leaders say, Eye on the Arctic

Finland: Lapland among regions not in favour of wind power compensation for eastern Finland, Yle News

Iceland: Iceland’s wind power working group calls for input from public, municipalities, Eye on the Arctic

NorwayWill the green transition be the new economic motor in the Arctic?, Eye on the Arctic

Sweden: Wind power to be expanded to all of Sweden, Radio Sweden

United States: Alaska’s Northwest Arctic Borough gets $2 million tribal energy grant, Alaska Public Media

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