Wind energy offers a relatively environmentally benign source of electricity. However, issues have been raised concerning the feasibility of placing commercial wind developments in certain geographic locations and landscape settings. Because these issues are site specific, it is critical that potential sites be evaluated independently to determine whether there are environmental issues. Conclusions about any environmental concerns for a particular site should not be based explicitly on the experience from other sites.
Wind Energy Technology, Environmental Impacts of
Title: Wind Energy Technology, Environmental Impacts of
June 14, 2004
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Energy
Chapter: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
Morrison, M.; Sinclair, K. (2004). Wind Energy Technology, Environmental Impacts of. Encyclopedia of Energy (pp. 435-448). Elsevier.