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Greening the wind : environmental and social considerations for wind power development

Author: George Ledec; Kennan W Rapp; Roberto Aiello
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2011.
Series: World Bank study.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wind power is widely regarded as a key component of an environmentally sustainable, low-carbon energy future because it is renewable, requires almost no water, and generates near-zero emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Nonetheless, wind power development can involve significant environmental and social impacts that need to be fully recognized and appropriately managed. Of particular concern are (i)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ledec, George.
Greening the wind.
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2011
(DLC) 2011035006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Ledec; Kennan W Rapp; Roberto Aiello
ISBN: 9780821389294 0821389297
OCLC Number: 785778959
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 151 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Title: World Bank study.
Responsibility: George C. Ledec, Kennan W. Rapp, Roberto G. Aiello.

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Wind power is widely regarded as a key component of an environmentally sustainable, low-carbon energy future because it is renewable, requires almost no water, and generates near-zero emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Nonetheless, wind power development can involve significant environmental and social impacts that need to be fully recognized and appropriately managed. Of particular concern are (i) biodiversity-related impacts upon birds, bats, and natural habitats; (ii) visual impacts, noise, radar and telecommunications interference, and other local nuisance impacts; and (ii.

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