The German government is pushing the nuclear power phase-out. By 2030, 5,000 wind turbines are expected to be rotating in the North and Baltic Seas. 60 nuclear power plants will no longer be necessary when these wind turbines generate 25,000 megawatts of electricity – a unique order for the German energy industry and an ambitious industry challenge.
However, scientists and nature associations pointed out the extreme noise emissions during the construction phase of the foundations at an early stage. GSM, NABU, and GRD indicated that harbor porpoises would die from hydro noise at this permanent level.