Solar, Wind and Land [electronic resource] : Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development
- Rule, Troy A.
- London : Routledge, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (254 pages)
- Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and acronyms; Introduction; 1 Economic and legal principles in renewable energy development policy; 2 Wind farms vs. neighbors; 3 Wind energy vs. wind energy: Turbine wake interference; 4 Renewable energy vs. wildlife conservation; 5 Solar energy vs. shade; 6 Renewable energy vs. cultural preservation; 7 Renewable energy vs. the electric grid; 8 Overcoming obstacles in wind energy development: A case study; 9 The role of innovation; Bibliography and sources; Index
- The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and will likely continue to escalate in the decades to come. Wind and solar energy systems often require large quantities of land and airspace, so their growing presence is generating a diverse array of new and challenging land use conflicts. Wind turbines can create noise, disrupt views or radar systems, and threaten bird populations. Solar energy projects can cause glare effects, impact pristine wilderness areas, and deplete water resources. Developers must successfully navigate through these and myriad other.
- 9781317671305 electronic bk. and 1317671309 electronic bk.
- Description based upon print version of record.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 2014
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