Gallery: Study Suggests Wind Farms are Warming Local Climates

 

Are wind farms contributing to global warming? The answer is no – but they could cause the temperature to rise in localized areas on a really hot day or night. Researchers suggested in the journal Nature Climate Change that wind turbines could have an impact on regional weather, especially at night when wind farms are generally operating at or near full capacity. The study, focused on wind farms in West Texas, will surely give renewable energy foes another excuse to oppose any massive clean energy projects.

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