Out­look un­clear for wind gen­er­a­tors amid ob­jec­tions

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Plans to in­stall 106 wind tur­bines on 14 small islets of the Aegean are in ques­tion af­ter a com­mit­tee of ex­perts as­signed by the En­vi­ron­ment Min­istry to as­sess the project deemed that it would have ir­re­versible en­vi­ron­men­tal reper­cus­sions.

The com­mit­tee also ques­tioned the ad­e­quacy of a study of the flora and fauna on the mostly un­known islets, which are lo­cated around Nisy­ros, Leros, Asty­palaia and Anafi, sub­mit­ted by the com­pany plan­ning to in­stall the wind tur­bines. More­over, the panel ex­pressed con­cerns about the im­pact of the project on the mi­gra­tory routes of birds.

In ad­di­tion to con­ser­va­tion groups who have op­posed the plans, the Hel­lenic Na­tional De­fense Gen­eral Staff (GEETHA) has ex­pressed ob­jec­tions as re­gards the use of some of the islets in ques­tion, cit­ing con­cerns about nat­u­ral se­cu­rity and the safety of coastal ship­ping.

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