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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Jennifer C
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Mike
dc.contributor.authorCutts, Nick D
dc.contributor.authorMander, Lucas
dc.contributor.authorMendao, Vera
dc.contributor.authorPerez-Dominguez, Rafael
dc.contributor.authorPhelps, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-20T03:33:50Z
dc.date.available2021-04-20T03:33:50Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn1996-1073en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/en3071383en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/403855
dc.description.abstractOffshore and coastal wind power is one of the fastest growing industries in many areas, especially those with shallow coastal regions due to the preferable generation conditions available in the regions. As with any expanding industry, there are concerns regarding the potential environmental effects which may be caused by the installation of the offshore wind turbines and their associated infrastructure, including substations and subsea cables. These include the potential impacts on the biological, physical and human environments. This review discusses in detail the potential impacts arising from offshore wind farm construction, and how these may be quantified and addressed through the use of conceptual models. It concludes that while not environmentally benign, the environmental impacts are minor and can be mitigated through good siting practices. In addition, it suggests that there are opportunities for environmental benefits through habitat creation and conservation protection areas.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1383en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1422en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnergiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineeringen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode02en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode09en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEnergy & Fuelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsoffshore wind energyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsenvironmental impact assessmenten_US
dc.titleCoastal and Offshore Wind Energy Generation: Is It Environmentally Benign?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWilson, JC; Elliott, M; Cutts, ND; Mander, L; Mendao, V; Perez-Dominguez, R; Phelps, A, Coastal and Offshore Wind Energy Generation: Is It Environmentally Benign?, Energies, 2010, 3 (7), pp. 1383-1422en_US
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2021-04-20T03:32:01Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2010 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
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