Bird protections jeopardize energy island in Danish Baltic

Danish TSO Energinet wants the government to trim its proposed bird conversation area near the island of Bornholm because the wildlife protection zone conflicts with both offshore wind sites designated for the Baltic energy island, making it "very difficult" to install the planned 2GW.

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The crown jewel of Denmark's green energy policy is at risk of becoming very difficult to realize.

Both planned offshore wind farms, which are key to fulfilling the 2GW objective for the energy isle in the waters of outlying Baltic island Bornholm, could collide with a area named Rønne Banke, which the government designated this spring as a wildlife conservation area for birds, reports domestic sector media Gridtech based on documents acquired through a legal provision for information disclosure.

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