Support for the development of one or two small offshore wind stations has been offered by federal environment minister Jürgen Trittin, including money for a scientific monitoring program for offshore environmental and nature protection. Trittin believes that opening up the offshore wind sector should be done one step at a time. Constructive co-operation between the wind energy branch and the nature protection lobby and other interested parties is especially important, he says in "Umwelt," the environment ministry's monthly bulletin.
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