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Friday, September 19, 2003

Environmental Issues Impact European Projects Too

It's not just U.S. projects like Cape Wind facing opposition on the environmental front. This piece,
Wind Farm Stalled by Study for the Birds
, Edward Young (Solar Access, (9/18/03) reports that a formal complaint by an environmentalist organization has delayed plans for the construction of Germany's first offshore wind farm. The project will be stalled to allow for the investigation of possible infringement of European environmental laws, including a threat to a potentially endangered species of bird. Not surprisingly, the developer claims that the project presents no significant threat to area wildlife species -- and in fact will help to protect animal species by generating power through clean alternative means.


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