31 Mar '18, 8pm

Wondering how wind energy environmental footprint compares to other generation sources? Ge the facts!

Wondering how wind energy environmental footprint compares to other generation sources? Ge the facts!

Wind power keeps our air cleaner compared to generating electricity using fossil fuels. Wind turbines are powered by wind, producing no greenhouse gasses or air pollution as they generate electricity. Source: Canadian Electricity Association, ‘Power Generation in Canada: A Guide’. For footnotes, please see resources section at the bottom of the page. Greenhouse gas emissions from energy conversion process only, not manufacture or construction. Water use is difficult to compare for different technologies. In hydroelectric power stations, fossil-fuelled, and nuclear plants, water use is largely non-consumptive. Thermal power stations may cause some water losses through evaporation, as well as thermal discharges into watersheds, within regulated maximum limits. Hydroelectric dams do not cause thermal discharges, but will affect flow patterns. From ash management and/or flue g...

Full article: https://canwea.ca/wind-facts/air/

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