A discussion of wind energy, environmental impacts associated with wind energy development, and mitigation measures to avoid or reduce wind energy development impacts.
Follow the links below to learn about wind energy and environmental impacts of wind energy development, including impacts from site evaluation, construction, operation, and decommissioning of wind energy facilities. You'll also find information about mitigation measures that can be used to reduce environmental impacts.
Wind energy projects require electric transmission systems to transport the electricity they generate to consumers. Environmental impacts from construction and operation of electric transmission systems are discussed separately in the Energy Transmission section, and must be considered in addition to the impacts presented here.