Where can we put all those wind turbines?

As the Biden administration and environmentalists clamor for more renewable energy, there’s a big push for the expansion of wind power. Some question the amount of land needed for large wind farms such as opposition in Iowa on a recent proposed wind farm that would consume 1,200 acres of farmland.

It’s one thing to put such large wind farm operations in a California desert. It’s another to take up crop-producing farmland in Iowa, Kansas or Oklahoma.

Inside Climate News recently carried an article exploring how the nation will deal with such a challenge. It delved into how local limits on wind turbines could shift the path and cost of decarbonization according to new research.

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