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Fishing for Evidence: Identifying How Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices Affect Aquatic Environments

Fishing for Evidence: Identifying How Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices Affect Aquatic Environments

Although some regulatory agencies and stakeholders have expressed concerns about the effects of even single MHK turbines, environmental evaluations are expected to focus primarily on impacts from the deployment of large numbers of generating units, as well as the cumulative effects of energy developments when added to other, existing stresses on aquatic systems. For example, impacts to bottom habitats, hydrology, or underwater noise levels that are minor for one or a few units may become significant if energy farms exploit large areas in a river, estuary or nearshore ocean. In rivers, the effects of hydrokinetic turbines would occur in the context of other impacts associated with boat traffic and water withdrawals and discharges. In the ocean, MHK developments must compete with aquaculture, offshore wind turbines, gas and oil platforms, defense-related activities, mining, ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011...

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