27 Nov 2018

Too many wind farms

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:18 pm on 27 November 2018

Wind farms are a sustainable source of electricity, but could too many turbines be a bad thing? 

A new study published in Nature Energy has found wind farms can slow down the winds around them for tens of kilometres, which could reduce the electricity production of farms nearby.

The authors warn there may not be adequate laws to stop this. Energy Law Professor KK DuVivier worked on the paper and explains the research further. 

Ohariu Valley Wind Farm

Ohariu Valley Wind Farm Photo: Jerome Cvitanovich

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