Wind energy costs and benefits

A series of in-depth, independent and thorough studies are required to determine the environmental and system impact a proposed wind project will have in any geographic area. It’s responsible to look at wind energy costs and benefits before moving forward with building a wind project. There are two primary areas to look at:

1. Economic costs and benefits of wind energy

  • technological advances
  • volatility in fuel prices
  • hidden costs of fossil fuels

2. Ecological costs and benefits of wind energy

  • Habitat degradation/destruction avoidance
  • Bird and bat mortality concerns