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Did the wind power industry produce more radioactive waste than nuclear power plants?

I was doing some extra research on the question: Did wind power supply less than half a percent of global energy in 2014? The question was based on an article that claimed: But out of sight and out ...
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Are wind farms profitable without subsidies?

In this 2015 Financial Times article, Warren Buffett talks about a onshore wind farms and their profitability. “For example, on wind energy, we get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. ...
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Did wind power supply less than half a percent of global energy in 2014?

From The Spectator: Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy: Here’s a quiz; no conferring. To the nearest whole number, what percentage of the world’s energy ...
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Do wind turbines consume more energy than they produce in a lifetime?

A rumor in my region states that a wind turbine consumes far more energy while being built and setup than it can produce in a lifetime. The debate is about modern, freshly built turbines in ...
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Are there 14,000 abandoned wind turbines in the USA?

A number of blogs and sites seem to repeat a claim 14,000 ABANDONED WIND TURBINES LITTER THE UNITED STATES, and in particular: The towering symbols of a fading religion, over 14,000 wind turbines, ...
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Does the UK has enough wind to power the country five times over?

Greenpeace UK tweeted about the UK having enough wind to power the country five times over: MT @1010: The UK has enough wind to power the country five times over. Let's use it! After a bit of ...
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Will the Solar Wind Energy's Downdraft Tower plan produce more energy than it uses?

Gizmag (largely directly reproducing the claims of Solar Wind Energy Inc) explains that the proposed new $US1.5m+ power station project works by: using a series of pumps to carry water to the top ...
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How long does it take for renewable technology to recoup its energy cost?

There are a number of technologies which are aimed at producing energy from non-fossil sources, among which very popular are wind power and solar power technologies. However, I have encountered a ...
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Are wind turbines harmful to human health?

The so-called wind turbine syndrome has received quite a bit of attention of late. For example, on How Stuff Works: Until recently, there were three main issues regarding the possible downsides of ...
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Is “peak wind” coming?

The concept of "peak oil" has been bandied about for some time (see this question: Is peak oil still set for 2013?) by people who believe the world hydrocarbon stocks will soon be so depleted that ...