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The Misdirected Opposition to Wind Power

  • Martin J. Pasqualetti
Part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment Series book series (ECE)

Abstract

Our way of life mirrors the energy we use and the impacts we create. Examining this reflection, we see a high living standard that depends on a portfolio of energy resources of which each carries its own burden. Our use of fossil fuels pollutes the skies, stains the seas and tortures the land; nuclear power poses insidious risks to people now living and people yet to be born; and hydro-power floods canyons and displaces residents, sometimes by the millions. Looking at the reflection more carefully, we see a long commercial supply chain fraught with inequities and insecurities that are difficult to predict and challenging to control. In response, we are lately starting to manoeuvre toward a new energy transition, one that promises both sustainable supplies and gentler impacts. It is a future that must rely to a large degree on renewable energy.1

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Wind Turbine Wind Power Wind Energy Wind Farm Wind Project 
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