Firm Lands Galapagos Island Wind Study

June 14, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Ecology and Environment’s subsidiary Walsh-Ecuador has won a contract to develop an Environmental Management Plan and prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment for a proposed wind energy farm on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. The project is designed to provide 70% of the energy needs to the Island thereby replacing air-polluting fossil fuel electric generators. The scope of work includes detailed mapping and socio-economic baseline, public consultation, coordination with a scientific advisory committee and permit applications to appropriate authorities in Ecuador. Of particular focus will be impacts to avian species of the Islands. The Galapagos Province intends to also develop similar renewable energy projects on their other three inhabited islands. The contract value and terms have not yet been determined.
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