Marine renewable energy ‘poses minimal risk to sea life’

RENEWS.BIZ | Marine renewable energy (MRE) generators, such as wave energy converters, pose minimal impact to marine life, according to a new report.

MREs deployed to date have had zero collisions with marine mammals, fish, or seabirds, found the 2020 State of the Science report, released by Ocean Energy Systems (OES).

The study found there was no evidence of harm from underwater noise from operational devices or electromagnetic fields emitted from electric cables.

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