Common concerns about wind power
By Iain Cox, CSE
Our in-depth look at wind power provides a comprehensive grounding in the facts for local authorities and communities as they undertake the development of local policies with regard to wind power and renewable energy in general.
Common Concerns about Wind Power is our most widely accessed publication both in print and online.
Its popularity reflects the need for a document that helps readers weigh the likely impacts of wind power in their locality when faced with a mass of conflicting information.
Sixteen in-depth chapters on:
- Wind turbines and energy payback times.
- Materials consumption and life cycle impacts of wind power.
- Wind power costs and subsidies.
- Efficiency and capacity factors of wind turbines.
- Intermittency of wind turbines.
- Offshore wind turbines.
- Wind power and nuclear power.
- Public acceptance and community engagement.
- Wind turbines and property prices.
- Siting wind farms on ecologically sensitive land.
- What effect do wind turbines have on wildlife?
- Wind turbines and safety.
- Shadow flicker and epilepsy risk.
- Wind turbines and noise.
- Infra-sound, ‘wind turbine syndrome’ and other health concerns.
- Wind farms and radar.