Ill effects of wind farms

Far from the ecological saviours they are portrayed as being, wind farms can often generate more pollution than they eradicate

24th January, 2009

For many decades, green issues were viewed as the preserve of cranks. Even now, when they have penetrated mainstream awareness, they still come with misconceptions attached. Take wind farms, for example. The prevailing wisdom says that we need to build as many wind farms as possible, to stop burning carbon fuels and save the planet. So, wind farms are inherently good.

But this is simply not true. Wind farms are only good if they are...

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