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Downside of wind energy
Wind power necessitates new high-voltage lines An increasingly common sight in the North of Germany: wind turbines wherever you look. And the turbines themselves are not the only things that detract from the landscape; the associated transmission infrastructure can be unsightly too. Wind turbines detract from the visual quality of the landscapes Whether or not a particular location is a pleasant place to live depends on air quality, the level of noise pollution, and, to a very large extent, the . . . Complete article »
Fluctuating wind output and subsidies
Since wind energy on its own is not capable of delivering a reliable supply of electricity it can never be a substitute for large, centralized power stations. The force of the wind generally fluctuates considerably within the space of a few days and even a few hours. Sometimes the wind can drop just when the demand for electricity is at its peak. The following graph, which documents the amount of electricity generated during the month of November in 2001, illustrates . . . Complete article »
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