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Orsted and ARK Nature combine offshore wind farms with rewilding

by Sangam Paudel, May 20
1 minute read

Orsted, one of the world’s leading offshore wind developers, and ARK Nature, a pioneer of rewilding approaches, are partnering to test the potential of restoring ocean biodiversity around windfarms. The initial focus will be to test approaches for wind farms to support the restoration of shellfish reefs in the North Sea.

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So what?

The partnership brings together the energy sector (which is experiencing a renewable energy transition) and the biodiversity sector (which is seeing a growing interest in rewilding).

One of the concerns of the renewable energy transition is the potential impact of these new infrastructures on biodiversity. Orsted’s ambition to deliver the renewable energy transition with a net-positive biodiversity impact moves beyond a zero-harm mindset (where business actions do no harm) towards a do-good mindset (where business actions repair and replenish natural systems).

What does this mean for the growing wind sector? Will the potential gradual adoption of such ecologically beneficial practises by the world’s largest offshore wind developer set a new benchmark for other renewable energy companies to follow?

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