A number of recently published studies clearly demonstrates that wind energy will not save us, neither of global warming, nor of the high mortality rate, even more so from the existing system of merciless power that kills the planet.
So, the fact number one: even a massive shift in the use of wind energy will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions so that it can have a positive impact on the climate of the planet. Moreover, such a transition can only exacerbate the situation.
That's what this says about the study published in September in the journal Nature Climate Change:
Turbines produce air resistance, which ultimately reduces the speed and power of the wind flow. Because of this effect by increasing the number of turbines produced energy will increase, but only up to a point, as long as the wind does not slow down so that the marginal utility of new turbine mill is equal to zero.
If the wind turbines are producing energy at the rate of the current global demand for it, their work may cause a change in land surface temperature by 0.1 degrees Celsius.
Another study, published in the journal Nature in February, showed that the work of wind farms in Scotland leads to an increase in emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere:
Wind farms are usually located on the slopes of hills, dominated peatlands.
Peatlands — a source of carbon in Europe, comparable in volume to the tropical forests of America. Peat bogs also absorb carbon as trees and plants, only a few times more intense.
Deposits of carbon in peat bogs UK are estimated at 3.2 billion tons.
Construction of wind farms and associated infrastructure damages bogs, causing huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere and further warms the climate.
Another study published in February in the journal Environmental Research Letters, contains a detailed analysis of the above-described effect of slowing down the speed of wind and the turbines. The discovery of this effect has reduced the forecast performance of wind turbines:
Initial assessments of the performance of wind farms (2-7 watts per square meter) does not take into account the effect of slowing down the turbines. In fact, taking into account the effect of the peak performance of the wind turbines will be 0.5-1 watts per square kilometer.
If we have covered the entire surface of the Earth network of wind farms and their energy potential would be huge, more than 100 TWh. However, our climate models indicate that exposure to the winds all over the world would have been so severe that the climatic effect of this would be more powerful than a doubling of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere — the author of this research physicist David Keith.
To be more convincing is an excerpt from another study that shows that wind turbines placed on the water, can break under the pressure of a match as waves average:
"If you do not solve the problems caused by waves, wind farms all projects expected failure," — John warns Gro (Norwegian scientist who discovered the devastating effect of waves in a collision with surface designs — approx.Mixednews) In an interview with the research journal Apollon.
Waves ruin the lives of not only wind turbines, but also oil rigs. "But if in the case of oil platforms can be addressed by strengthening the platform to do the same with the turbines simply uneconomical" — John says Gro.
And finally, do not forget that wind turbines are a threat to birds:
The collision with the blades of the turbine in a wind park North Sky River Wind California was the cause of death of a golden eagle (another name — the golden eagle — approx.Mixednews).
Wind energy, as well as solar energy — it is not a panacea for energy famine. The only way out — it significantly reduced consumption and moving to closed, local economic systems that do not require energy neighbor to exist.
In other words, the key to the problem — it is the complete destruction of the global economic system.