Cities, countries and companies all over the world are turning to wind energy. The wind energy technologies have developed rapidly, and are competitive with fossil fuels. Wind energy does not pollute, and once installed, the wind mills are cheap to maintain.
Wind additions are being driven by recent improvements in the cost and performance of wind power technologies, which have resulted in the lowest power sales prices ever seen in the U.S. wind sector.
Growing corporate demand for wind energy and state-level policies play important roles as well.
Expectations for continued technological advancements and cost reductions may further boost future growth.
Wind farms and wildlife can and do coexist peacefully. Wind power’s overall impact on birds is low compared with other human-related causes like tall buildings or traffic. And if you compare wildlife deaths across energy sources, studies show that the oil, gas, and coal industries account for far more bird deaths than wind power.
Not to mention pollution from these industries, which has a much greater impact on wildlife and the environment.
Onshore and offshore wind (European Commission (2020)
- Scale-up of Solar and Wind Puts Existing Coal, Gas at Risk (2020)
- IEA offshore wind outlook 2019
- Why the EU supports wind energy research and innovation (2020)
- EurObserver’s wind energy barometer
- UNIPER Wind farm solutions (2020)
- Renewable Energy Revolution Rocks On: All New Generating Capacity in January From Wind and Solar (March 2016)
- Climate reality project: (2016) Top wind energy myths (Feb 2016)
- Can Kite Power Revolutionize the Wind Industry? (Feb 2017)
- New Silent Wind Tree Turbines Make Energy Production Beautiful
- How Vortex Wind Generators Work
- The Enessere Hercules Wind Turbine Generates Wind Energy in Fine Style‘
- Wind Power in U.S. Hits New Milestone: Enough Energy to Power 19 Million Homes(Dec 2015)
- City Windmills Enable Clean Energy and Unique Advertising Opportunites
- New Bird-Safe Turbine Can Generate Clean, Quiet, Affordable Wind Power in Cities
- UK Wind Power Smashes Records As Scotland Eyes Fossil-Free Future (Jan 2015)
- Wind Was Largest Source of New Electricity in 2014 (USA EV March 2015)
- Denmark Killin’ It With Wind Power, Leading the Way on Climate (While Trump Wants More Coal) (March 2017)
- US Department of Energy (2015) 2014 Wind technologies market report
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|6.1 Green technology|
|6.1.3 Renewable energy|
|6.1.4 Energy storage|
|6.2 Ecological footprint|
|6.3 Greener law?|
|6.4 Greener business?|
|6.5 Greener architecture?|
|6.6 Greener tourism|