Wind Energy & the Environment

Wind energy works, is increasingly cost-effective, has a net positive environmental impact, and is compatible with most existing land uses. The links below touch on the topic of wind’s environmental benefits and impacts.

Tucker Carlson Brings Rants Of Ugly Wind Turbines And Falling Sperm Counts To Iowa


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Carlson ridiculed concern about climate change ― “Get your stupid wind turbines off there and slink back to New York!”

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Latest Anti-Wind Myths Circulating on the Internet: Clean Green Hoax & Blade Waste Filling up Landfills


Paul Gipe

I don’t do a lot of wind energy flim flam debunking these days. I leave that to the next generation. However, I will take up my cudgel reluctantly when my friends throw something egregious in my face. And that happened recently from several different sources: one a FaceBook post, and another from a chain email that’s circulating.

Sources of opposition to renewable energy projects in the United States


We identified 53 utility-scale wind, solar, and geothermal energy projects that were delayed or blocked between 2008 and 2021 in 28 U.S. states.

Wind energy company pleads guilty to killing at least 150 eagles


Maya Yang

Turbine blades owned by ESI Energy hacked many birds to death, a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

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Call for warning systems after third sea eagle killed by wind turbine


Paul Gipe

Another sea eagle which had been fitted with a GPS tracking device as part of a monitoring programme has died after being hit by the blade of a wind turbine in Flevoland, nature journal Nature Today reports. Read more at

The wind farm where turbines shut down 400 times a day when eagles approach


Sophie Vorrath

So far, the technology has proven highly successful in protecting the local population of “Wedgies,” with just one mortality due to a turbine collision identified during the initial commissioning of the IdentiFlight system.