05 Aug '11, 1pm

Is wind energy what we want? | Energy | The Earth Times

Is wind energy what we want? | Energy | The Earth Times

On the 2nd August Chris Huhne addressed employees of the wind energy company Vestas at their new research and development facility on the Isle of Wight. Huhne, the energy and climate change secretary, stated that as we work towards becoming a low carbon economy "clean green wind energy will have a key role to play in the transition". Wind energy does seem a very attractive option - it can be produced in the UK, which could massively increase energy security, lower greenhouse emissions and act as a buffer against global energy price fluctuations. When appropriately sited, the visual impacts of wind turbines can be mitigated to an extent. However, amongst all this positivity, it must be acknowledged that implementing wind energy on a large scale is incredibly problematic. It is questionable whether the British public are prepared to allow big wind farms to be built in rural ...

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