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Frequently asked questions about renewable energy

This page seeks to address questions and concerns most frequently associated with renewable energy.


1. Why do we need onshore wind power at all? Arenít there enough other ways to generate electricity?
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2. Developers only want to build wind farms because they are heavily subsidised, donít they?
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3. Iíve heard wind turbines are inefficient Ė they only generate a quarter as much as they are supposed to
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4. Donít wind turbines need back-up for when the wind is not blowing?
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5. I donít want wind turbines near me, they are very noisy
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6. Wind turbines are a blot on the landscape
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7. What impacts do wind turbines have on birds and bats and other wildlife?
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8. Are wind turbines safe?
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9. Shouldnít local communities get something positive in return if they have to have wind turbines in their area?
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If you have other questions about renewable energy, you may find helpful answers on these web pages.

  Yes2Wind's Windypedia - http://www.yes2wind.com/windypedia
  Friends of the Earth's information sheet - http://bit.ly/KVw5yO
  Renewable UK - http://www.bwea.com/ref/faq.html

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