Friday, October 19, 2007

And even more windfarms

Star Energy Corp has won the NT$3.2 billion (US$98.2 million) bid to provide wind-power generation facilities to Taiwan Power Co. See yesterday's Taipei Times for the story.

The extent of windfarm construction along Taiwan's west coast is alarming. While we support and understand the need for cleaner energy, we are alarmed at what appears to be the exclusion of consideration of the impact that such windfarms will have on coastal Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and humpback dolphin habitat.

Also see:
The impact of wind farm construction on the Humpback Dolphins

CEPD Approves Wind Farm Plans

Sonar And Seismic Noise

More offshore wind farms

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