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A recent study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison calculated the average energy payback of Midwestern wind farms to be between 20 and 40 times as much energy as they consume (depending on the average wind speeds at the site), while nuclear power plants and coal plants generate only about 16 and 11 times as much.
Wind turbines are also highly efficient in a larger sense: they generate electricity from a natural, renewable resource, without any hidden social or environmental costs – there is no need to mine for fuel or transport it, no global warming pollutants created, and no need to store, treat, or dispose of wastes.
At the end of July the 2nd round of Open Doors was held in Mramorak, Dolovo, Vladimirovac and Bavanište. It was attended by the residents who wanted to get more information about the windfarm construction. The meeting was presided by the representatives of the Wind Energy Belgrade Group (WEBG), Messrs. Aleksandar Anđić and Slobodan Sarajlija, and the representatives of the construction company which represents the General Electric Co. The citizens who attended the meeting were mostly interested to learn more about construction of the main transport road, the future jobs available for the local people and also about compensations for damages caused during the previous works at the Čibuk 1 Wind farm.