Did You Know That...
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.
In the last week of June, the WEBG Company organized the Open Doors Days introducing the start of Čibuk 1 windfarm construction. The Open Doors Days were organized in four Local Communities surrounding the location of Čibuk 1 Windfarm i.e. in Mramorak, Dolovo, Bavanište and Vladimirovac. The residents who attended these meetings were especially interested for the road network and the construction schedule. They also had questions about use of land, about compensation for possible damages caused during the windfarm construction and about the possibilities of employment for the locals.