3 May, 2012
On 29 April some media sources published reports on new research into wind farms, claiming that wind farms can cause local temperature increases. The news, based on a study carried out on large wind farms in Texas, has been falsely linked to global climate change. The wording is misleading in this context and conflates small-scale, local impacts on night time land surface temperatures and global climate disruption.
For further information please see:
AWEA's Michael Goggin's article on AWEA's Into the Windblog, Fact check: Flawed science journalism on wind energy.
EWEA's blog on Wind farms combat global climate change
NRDC Switchboard: Do Wind Farms Really Cause Climate Change?
The authors Q&A of the study.