15 Mar '17, 12pm

European firms eye artificial island for North Sea wind and solar farm

European firms eye artificial island for North Sea wind and solar farm

Of all the opponents of wind turbines , few are as vociferous as the loose collective that planners and developers deride as “Nimby” – an acronym for “not in my backyard.” Driven to stake out real estate further offshore, a group of European companies have devised a plan almost breathtaking in its audacity: create a vast artificial island in the middle of the tumultuous North Sea, populate the area around it with thousands of spinning pylons, and drum up enough renewable energy for millions of Europeans by 2050. [gallery- The venture, born of the 2050 goals laid out by the Paris agreement on climate change , is a collaboration between Denmark’s Energinet and the German and Dutch arms of electricity firm TenneT . To solidify the partnership, the companies will be meeting with Maroš Šefčovič, the European Commissioner for Energy, at the North Seas Energy Forum in Brussels ne...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/european-firms-eye-artificial-island...

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