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Green Group Blows Cold on Guangdong Offshore Wind Farms

Most of the ecological impact from offshore wind farms is caused during the construction phase, during which sediment near construction sites can lower levels of oxygen, and the disperse substances harmful to marine organisms, a non-governmental enivronmental organization said in a document sent to Caixin. Photo: Visual China
Most of the ecological impact from offshore wind farms is caused during the construction phase, during which sediment near construction sites can lower levels of oxygen, and the disperse substances harmful to marine organisms, a non-governmental enivronmental organization said in a document sent to Caixin. Photo: Visual China

Guangdong’s plan for a major increase in green power capacity from offshore wind farms has environmental activists worried over potential harm to the southern province’s marine ecosystems.

The Guangdong Development and Reform Commission recently called for work to have started or been completed on at least 12 gigawatts of offshore wind power capacity by late 2020 — six times a goal it previously set last year.

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