wind energy

NEW wind power booklet providing answer to the most common questions about wind power:

http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/factsheets/wind_power_your_questions.pdf

Articles relevant to wind energy in the media:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/03/fossil-fuel-subsidies-renewables

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/21/cameron-defends-wind-farm-mps

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/jan/09/wind-turbines-increasing-carbon-emissions?commentpage=all#block-4

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2012/feb/06/windpower-renewableenergy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17783604

There is an excellent booklet summarising the extensive research and evidence available about the common concerns frequently expressed about wind power, available from the Centre for Sustainable Energy, and can be downloaded here.

These links deal with the issue of noise:

http://www.gereports.com/how-loud-is-a-wind-turbine

http://files.gereports.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/larg-wind-turbine.jpg

Safety:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/28/wind-power-ayrshire-turbine-caught-fire

Cost of renewables:

This shows by 2020, the predicted impact of ALL renewable energy policies will actually reduce average household bills by £94 (7%):

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/infographics/household_bill/household_bill.aspx

Emissions:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/28/wind-turbines-carbon-emissions

 

An IPPR report entitled ‘Beyond the Bluster – why wind power is an effective technology’ is available at:

http://www.ippr.org/publication/55/9564/beyond-the-bluster-why-wind-power-is-an-effective-technology

The IPPR report was commented on in the Guardian newspaper here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/aug/29/wind-power-study-claims-unfounded?CMP=twt_fd

And the IPPR issued a press release about the report.

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