Studies Show Wind Farms Raise Temperatures, And Impact Could Become Significant As More Are Built

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Cowboy State Daily reports, "Multiple studies have found that wind farms raise temperatures at the ground level. While the effect is small, as more wind farms are built, it could become a significant and sustained problem.

"The impacts are different from the warming effect of carbon dioxide emissions from oil, gas and coal in that they only last while the wind turbines are in operation. However, driven by federal subsidies, wind farms are being built across Wyoming at a rapid pace.

"As these spread across the Cowboy State, there’s a growing concern of the cumulative impacts all these projects will produce."

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