Wind farms are making the North Sea one of the world’s most overcrowded bodies of water

The report noted that the installation of cables, pipelines, and other energy-related structures can impact marine life. Dolphins, it said, “can be seriously affected by the noise of pile driving new structures into the seabed.” Ships have to navigate around turbines and oil platforms. Cables can present problems for fishermen. And the precious waters already are becoming degraded. The report cites a study in which 98% of Norwegian seabirds were found to have plastic particles in their stomachs. Read the rest here 11:54

  • DickyG

    Is this what we are willing to do to our waters? Check
    out the very cluttered North Sea chart in the article. If NOAA and BOEM and their bought and paid for energy industry shills have their way, our Continental Shelf will look just as bad—and then some.

    From the article:
    “The North Sea is one of the most industrialized bodies of water in the world, chock-a-block with oil rigs, undersea pipelines and cabling, and now wind turbines. Fishing grounds overlap with energy extraction and creation, and shipping threads its way through the maze.”
    “The report noted that the installation of cables, pipelines, and other energy-related structures can impact marine life. Dolphins, it said, ‘can be seriously affected by the noise of pile driving new structures into the seabed.’ Ships have to navigate around
    turbines and oil platforms. Cables can present problems for fishermen.”

    Energy, Energy, Energy, to power more and more electronic gizmos! What do these techno-fools propose we do for food after they’ve got the entire ocean wired and pipelined? Don’t tell me…a 3-D Food Printer from Apple’s Gadget-Central? Just plug in and add plastic beans.

  • borehead

    Emerging Environmental Scandal: “Thousands Of Tons Of Toxic” Wind Park Rubbish To Get Dumped At Sea!By P Gosselin on 17. March 2015

    Face it. When it comes to environmental protection, the EU can be awfully strict. Drop just a single molecule of something hazardous out somewhere in nature, and expect it to be treated like the crime of the century. That’s the way it usually is with eco-bureaucrats, except of course when it comes to green energies like ugly wind turbines. There everything suddenly has no real environmental impact, and so they get a free pass. –

    • StripedBassHole

      So how many Birds met La Machines?

    • Joel Hovanesian

      Scams from the scummiest scammers on earth.
      No justice, no peace…….REVOLT