CSE hosts free wind power webinar

On-line presentation followed by Q&A

12 July 2012

CSE hosted a free webinar on 31 July which covered the myths and realities about wind power, as covered in our publication ‘Common concerns about wind power’.

Presented by the report's author and independent science writer, Iain Cox, from his home in Texas, it had CSE's technical expert Martin Holley on hand to give a UK perspective and was hosted by CSE's James Watt.

The webinar consisted of a 30 minute talk covering the main issues, followed by a 15 minute Q&A.

Iain and Martin focused particularly on how wind can be an appropriate vehicle for community owned energy projects with the hope that the webinar will give groups further confidence to talk about wind projects in their community.

The webinar was recorded and you can now view the whole thing back on our YouTube page:

You can read 'Common concerns about wind power' by clicking on it below.

‘Common concerns about wind power’ is one of CSE’s most popular publications and has been downloaded nearly 10,000 times from our website. It covers issues such as: payback time, costs, efficiency, subsidies, property prices, safety, shadow flicker, noise and ‘bird strike’.

Printed copies of this publication are available free for individuals and community groups. Alternatively you can download yourself a PDF version here.

If you're an energy company, communications agency or other business, large quantities are also available at a cost – please contact us for further details.

Why not check out the wind power videos we made for our PlanLoCaL initiative:
Wind: an introduction
Things to consider before starting a wind project

And below is a case study of a successful community wind power project, in Hockerton, Nottinghamshire:


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