Wind energy is 'safe, sensible and sustainable'

Last week, Tom McGurk suggested wind farms were a danger to public health. Where is his evidence, asks Brendan McGrath?

17th February, 2013

Tom McGurk's article in last week's paper suggests that "wind farms are dangerous and damaging to the environment and to public health. They devastate local communities, divide families and destroy property prices". Where is the compelling evidence for these "facts"?

How do wind turbines compare on these criteria to other forms of electricity generation - nuclear, coal, oil, gas, peat or hydro?

Wind and hydro power were the dominant mechanical forms of power generation before...

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