Wind Energy = Green Power
Wind energy is considered a green power technology because it has only
minor impacts on the environment. Wind energy plants produce no air
pollutants or greenhouse gases. However, any means of energy production
impacts the environment in some way, and wind energy is no different.
Aesthetics and Visual Impacts
Elements that influence visual impacts include the spacing, design, and
uniformity of the turbines.
Birds and Other Living Resources
Preconstruction surveys can indicate whether birds or other living
resources are likely to be affected by wind turbines.
Wind energy can help fight global warming. Wind turbines produce no air
emissions or greenhouse gases.
Ongoing research and increased operator experience are improving the
understanding of lightning and wind turbines.
Like all mechanical systems, wind turbines produce some noise when they
operate. In recent years, engineers have made design changes to reduce the
noise from wind turbines.
In the past, older turbines with metal blades caused television
interference in areas near the turbine. Interference from modern turbines
is unlikely because many components formerly made of metal are now made