John Zimmerman admitted at a February 2003 meeting in Kirby, Vermont, that we "could do much more for our energy balance by just tightening our belts a little."
As described in part I, wind farms do not bring about any reduction in the use of conventional power plants.
The wind farm consists of three units, that is two Vestas (Danish) turbines of 660kW and 1 750kW respectively, and a Jeumont (French) turbine of 750kW.
The wind developers say that the turbines themselves are an attraction, but visitor centers at wind farms in Britain are already closing for lack of business.
Jobs, Taxes, and Property Values
Despite the energy industry's claim that wind farms create jobs ("revitalize struggling rural communities," says Enxco), the fact is that, after the few months of construction -- much of it handled by imported labor from the turbine company -- a typical large wind facility requires just one maintenance worker.
Norway Announces Plans For Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm UPRISER
It has been reported that one of the farmers who leases land for the wind towers had to buy the neighbors' property because of the problems (not just noise but also flicker and lights at night).
Wind power - Simple English Wikipedia, the free …
A wind farm can cover many square miles, but its footprint typically comes to just over 1 percent of the total land area covered by all of the infrastructure of the project.
Part 5 - The Future of Wind Power - TelosNet
China generates more electricity from wind farms than from nuclear plants, and has an easily-reachable wind power goal of 200,000 megawatts by 2020.
The Cape Wind Project is an approved offshore wind farm on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States. The project is …Wind energy yield per acre is a powerful argument against the intransigence of some oil and gas industry-supported politicians in the US. A farmer in the Midwest U.S. can obtain a lease for a turbine that generates $300,000 worth of electricity per year and receive royalties of $3,000 to $10,000 per turbine each year. This compares favorably with an acre of corn that would yield only $1,000 worth of fuel-grade ethanol per year, without using the precious water resources or the fertilizer and pesticides required to grow corn.
overview solar wind biomass "I didn't really expect them to come all the way out here in northern Iowa to start a wind farm.Many governments are therefore promoting the construction of vast wind "farms," encouraging private companies with generous subsidies and regulatory support, requiring utilities to buy from them, and setting up markets for the trade of "green credits" in addition to actual energy.
Salmond accused of failing to stop wind farm blight The Times & The Sunday Times
Despite their being cited as the shining example of what can be accomplished with wind power, the Danish government has cancelled plans for three offshore wind farms planned for 2008 and has scheduled the withdrawal of subsidies from existing sites.