It is expensive, heavily subsidized (a hidden tax), unreliable, causes negative health impacts, kills large birds of prey and bats and can be maddening to people who live nearby. They're bad for the military too.
The large-scale implementation of wind turbines would raise local temperatures in the immediate future, a study by Harvard researchers suggests.
American Electric Power (AEP) announced it is cancelling plans for a massive wind farm project in the Oklahoma panhandle because it cannot get the project approved before generous federal subsidies may run out.
Concerns over impacts from energy projects disappear where “green” energy is involved.
There are a number of good websites that question the prevailing dogma on wind farms, but few actually engage in teaching. The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is a gem in this regard. Not only does the site shine with careful reasoning, it actually teaches how to make clear and convincing arguments.
CFACT contributor Mary Kay Barton shows how wind farms re in reality tax farms that squeeze local residents out of tax dollars as they dramatically reduce the value of the farms in communities that were doing quite well before some of their elected officials sold out to gain fame and fortune from wind developers. Worse, wind projects are designed to lose money over their lifetimes, even without factoring in that actual lifetimes are about half of promised lifetimes.
Governments have gambled massively on wind energy claiming it emits less carbon dioxide and that this will help prevent dangerous global warming. Incredibly, this claim is not supported by cost-benefit analysis.