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What is the environmental impact of using wind energy?

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11/07/2008

There is always an initial environmental impact. There is the cost of materials to make the windmills and the cost of the production and ongoing maintenance. It is also claimed there is an impact on birds that sometimes die after flying into the blades and a small impact on the land below, though farmers can still graze stock under the windmills. Balancing that is the production of free electricity from the wind.