Pro’s and Reasons for opposition to Offshore Wind Farms
Background What are Offshore Wind Farms? “Offshore wind power refers to the construction of wind farms in bodies of water to generate electricity from wind.”
In 2010, the first U.S. offshore wind farm was finally approved
The article discusses the reasons why there were oppositions to the wind farms and how it eventually gained approval.
Opposition to Wind Farms
Pro’s of Wind Farms
Interesting Quotes from the article “ tribes complained that the giant turbines would disturb spiritual sun greetings and possibly ancestral artifacts and burial grounds on the seabed.”
Key Takeaway Offshore Wind Farms help fight climate change and has a huge potential as it is a renewable energy source New energy trend for countries?
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Food for Thought In your opinion, which would you prefer, Offshore Wind Farms or Onshore Wind Farms? Kindly explain your answer WHY OFFSHORE - higher and more constant wind speeds & consequently higher efficiencies NOT ONSHORE - restrictions associated with obstructions (buildings, mountains, etc.), land-use disputes or limited availability of lands. WHY ONSHORE - cheaper foundations - cheaper integration with the electrical-grid network; - cheaper installation and access during the construction phase - cheaper and easier access for operation and maintenance