FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RENEWABLES

W I N D E N E R G Y

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
Are wind turbines noisy?
Do wind turbines bother wildlife?
How much land is required to site wind turbines?

SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACTS
Does wind energy create jobs?
Can wind energy be used in developing countries?
Is wind energy popular in countries which already have many wind turbines?

ENERGY IMPACTS
Can wind contribute significantly to electricity production?
Do wind turbines really save energy?

COMPETITIVENESS
Is wind energy expensive?
Can wind turbines be used economically in inland areas?

Republication from the web-site:
www.windpower.org

 

6 YTHS ABOUT HYDROPOWER

Myth: The rivers should be left in their natural free-flowing state

Myth: Hydropower does not quality as renewable energy because it leaves rivers in poor health

Myth: SHPP owners do not care about the environment and they do not produce reliable science. Their only concern is to pump out megawatts

Myth: Hydroelectric dams damage river ecosystems

Myth: Hydroelectric dams block the migration of anadromous fish and are the cause of species declines

Myth: Solar or wind energy - plus conservation- are the answers to meet our energy needs


Republication from the web-site:
www.hydro.org

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