The European Union had 14.6 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy installed in 2021, and this is projected to increase by at least 25 times in the next ten years. While an expanding renewable energy sector is necessary to replace fossil fuels and slow climate change, it must not come at a cost to Earth’s embattled wildlife.
|Specialist publication||The Conversation|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jan 2023|
Isla Graham received funding from Moray Offshore Wind Farm (East) Ltd. The funding body had no input in data collection, data analysis or interpretation. The aims, scope and experimental design of the study were developed by the authors to meet Moray Offshore Wind Farm (East) Ltd planning consent conditions. These were agreed by the regulator Marine Scotland Licensing and Operations Team following consultation with statutory advisors represented on the Moray Firth Regional Advisory Group (MFRAG), a stakeholder group that was established by the Scottish government to oversee the monitoring programme.