HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Ecology must be part of research on renewable energy

Too little of the research being done on renewable energy options is taking potential ecological implications into account, a major new review of the ecological implications of offshore renewable energy published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology has found.

The review by Dr Andrew Gill of Cranfield University found that despite an explosion of academic interest in the subject - almost 400 papers on renewable energy were published in peer-reviewed journals in 2003, compared with fewer than 35 in any year before 1991 - only a fraction of the papers looked at environmental impact, either positive or negative. "Less than 1% of the articles considered the potential environmental risks of renewable energy exploitation and none was specifically related to coastal ecology. Ecological factors are not being considered properly and are under-represented in any discussion of the costs and benefits of adopting offshore renewable energy sources," Dr Gill says.

Climate change and rising fossil fuel prices are driving interest in developing renewable energy sources including offshore renewable energy. Northern Europe leads the world in offshore renewable energy developments (ORED) in coastal waters where many human pressures already exist. While offshore developments may attract less opposition from communities concerned about their aesthetic impact, they are likely to have a range of direct and indirect environmental effects.

According to Dr Gill: "Construction and decommissioning are likely to cause significant physical disturbance to the local environment. During day-to-day operation, underwater noise, emission of electromagnetic fields and collision or avoidance with the energy structures represent further potential impacts on coastal species, particularly large predators." Any such environmental effects need to be considered in addition to the existing pressure exerted on our coasts.

In the absence of published stu
'"/>

Contact: Lynne Miller
lynne.miller@oxon.blackwellpublishing.com
44-1-865-476-273
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
10-Aug-2005


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Springer launches Theoretical Ecology
2. The BBVA Foundation commits 2.4 million euros to research in Ecology and Conservation Biology
3. Ecology in an era of globalization
4. Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology
5. NSF, NIH award Ecology of Infectious Diseases grants
6. Ecology center awarded $21-million by National Science Foundation
7. Carnegies Global Ecology inks partnership with Japanese satellite firm
8. Special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology focuses on eco-efficiency
9. NSF, NIH award Ecology of Infectious Diseases grants
10. Highlights in the June 2005 issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
11. Highlights from the April issue of Ecology

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Ecology must part research renewable energy

(Date:8/20/2015)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... growing mobile commerce market and creator of the Wocket® ... Alliance and the EMV Migration Forum.  ... Alliance Latin America (SCALA) Chapter provides NXT-ID, Inc. direct ... promoting adoption of smart card technology. To ...
(Date:8/18/2015)... Aug. 17, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Global Biometric Authentication & Identification Market: ... & Forecast, 2015-2020" report to their offering. ... identification systems market is expected to grow at ... 2020 and generate over $25 billion (approximately) by ...
(Date:8/12/2015)... Florida , August 12, 2015 ... pace of mobile payment innovation and advanced biometrics technology ... replace the way consumers rely on using their credit ... with reinventing the future for payment services led by ... NXTD ), :  Google, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID, Inc. Joins Smart Card Alliance and EMV Migration Forum 2NXT-ID, Inc. Joins Smart Card Alliance and EMV Migration Forum 3NXT-ID, Inc. Joins Smart Card Alliance and EMV Migration Forum 4Global Biometric Authentication & Identification Market 2015: Focus On Modality, Motility & Application - Estimation & Forecasts to 2020 for the $25 Billion Industry 2Digital Wallet Devices & Mobile Payment Management Services Gain a Distinct Advantage in the Digital Payment Evolution as Demand Continues to Grow 2Digital Wallet Devices & Mobile Payment Management Services Gain a Distinct Advantage in the Digital Payment Evolution as Demand Continues to Grow 3Digital Wallet Devices & Mobile Payment Management Services Gain a Distinct Advantage in the Digital Payment Evolution as Demand Continues to Grow 4Digital Wallet Devices & Mobile Payment Management Services Gain a Distinct Advantage in the Digital Payment Evolution as Demand Continues to Grow 5Digital Wallet Devices & Mobile Payment Management Services Gain a Distinct Advantage in the Digital Payment Evolution as Demand Continues to Grow 6
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... Capital Edge Consulting , ... problems, is pleased to announce their ranking as one of the top 5000 companies ... fastest-growing private companies across the nation. , “It is truly an honor to be ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... TORONTO , Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - ... Securities Exchange: PBT.U), and Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company ... in a Phase I study of BHV-0223, a ... application (IND) regarding BHV-0223 and recently obtained clearance ... to proceed with human testing. Portage holds 54% ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 2015  Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST), a ... medicine, today announced that executives from the company will ... September.  , Pedro Lichtinger , ... 17th Annual Global Investment Conference on Wednesday, September 10, ... Hotel in New York City . ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... HUYA Bioscience International (HUYA) today announced the sponsorship ... of HTLV-1, held this week at the University of ... Society is to promote research on HTLV-1 and HTLV-1-associated ... and research related to these fields to advance science, ... proud to support this prestigious conference," said Mireille ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Capital Edge Consulting Makes Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2Capital Edge Consulting Makes Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies 3Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 2Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 3Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 4Asterias Biotherapeutics to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 2HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 3HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 4
Cached News: