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Public consultation starts on five offshore wind farms

The public consultation process on the proposal for five areas for offshore wind farms off Viana do Castelo, Leixões, Figueira da Foz, Ericeira-Cascais and Sines began today, and will end mid-March. This period to hear lay people is for the formulation of “suggestions and collection of contributions”. The areas in question have been chosen on the basis of the “characteristics of the sea, which reaches great depths a few miles off the coast, in areas where wind and wave resources are “more favourable”, Lusa explains, citing official documents backing the proposal.