Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Clean Power

Vattenfall Announces €3 Million Study On Environmental Impact Of Offshore Wind

Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News!

Swedish energy giant and offshore wind leader Vattenfall has announced it is funding a €3 million study into the environmental impact of offshore wind.

Vattenfall will launch a €3 million scientific research program intended to understand the environmental impacts of offshore wind. It is believed that this study will be the largest of its kind, and will be hosted at the wind farm developer’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) — which it acquired 100% ownership of earlier this year. A scientific panel which will be advising the allocation of the fund have called on scientists to apply for funding to study the environment in the environs of the 11 turbine EOWDC installation.

“In-depth scientific research and monitoring in a real-time environment is recognized as vital to maximizing the learning opportunities for the offshore wind sector,” said Adam Ezzamel, project director for the EOWDC at Vattenfall. “We’re pleased that the research will take place at the EOWDC as it underlines the importance of the scheme as a global hub of innovation.

“We are working collaboratively with a number of key environmental agencies to allocate the research budget, and look forward to working closely with the successful parties to facilitate exceptional science.”

Development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre was placed on hold after Donald Trump ran legal challenges to hinder its development, as it is located near a future golf course he is developing in Aberdeen. However, late last year that challenge was dismissed, and development began for the center.

Aly McCluskie, senior conservation scientist at RSPB Scotland, said: “Offshore wind has huge potential to help reduce our carbon emissions but we need to improve our understanding of its environmental effects to help ensure developments happen without harming wildlife. This research programme at EOWDC provides an excellent opportunity to contribute towards this and RSPB Scotland are very pleased to support its launch.”

Have a tip for CleanTechnica? Want to advertise? Want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

EV Obsession Daily!

I don't like paywalls. You don't like paywalls. Who likes paywalls? Here at CleanTechnica, we implemented a limited paywall for a while, but it always felt wrong — and it was always tough to decide what we should put behind there. In theory, your most exclusive and best content goes behind a paywall. But then fewer people read it!! So, we've decided to completely nix paywalls here at CleanTechnica. But...
Like other media companies, we need reader support! If you support us, please chip in a bit monthly to help our team write, edit, and publish 15 cleantech stories a day!
Thank you!

Tesla Sales in 2023, 2024, and 2030

CleanTechnica uses affiliate links. See our policy here.
Written By

I'm a Christian, a nerd, a geek, and I believe that we're pretty quickly directing planet-Earth into hell in a handbasket! I also write for Fantasy Book Review (, and can be found writing articles for a variety of other sites. Check me out at for more.


You May Also Like

Clean Transport

Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest producers and retailers...

Clean Power

As the Russian Baltic Fleet rattles its sword, renewable energy stakeholders in Sweden and elsewhere are eyeballing Baltic Sea offshore wind for a foothold...

Clean Power

Modvion is building wooden towers for wind turbines, and the leading forest products firm Stora Enso is among those lending a hand.


A new air-to-air, high temperature heat pump adds more fuel to the climate action fire by replacing natural gas boilers on a drop-in basis.

Copyright © 2023 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.