Why wind farms?

WindUsing wind energy to generate electricity avoids greenhouse gas emissions. By displacing fossil fuels, wind energy helps to meet international, national and regional targets that have been set to combat climate change.

Problems associated with conventional electricity generation are also avoided, including poor health related to poor air quality, damage to the natural and built environment caused by acid rain, and - in the case of nuclear - radiation-related health and safety issues.

In terms of energy security, wind energy is inexhaustible; it is not subject to fuel price rises or the uncertainty of international fuel markets; and it has no requirement for fuel transportation, drilling or mining.

In addition, wind farms are easily and quickly decommissioned, leaving no significant adverse legacies for future generations.