Do wind farms create jobs?
Yes. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority even estimates that wind energy produces 27% more jobs per kilowatt hour (kWh) than coal and 66% more jobs than natural gas without the negative health and environmental impacts such as air and water pollution and landscape destruction. Unlike land flooded for hydro generation, 97% of the land occupied by wind farms can continue to be used for grazing.

Notes:
Mazza, Patrick. 2001 “Harvesting Clean Energy for Rural Development: Wind.”Climate Solutions Special Report. Olympia: Climate Solutions.

See also Windflow Technology Ltd. www.windflow.co.nz

 
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