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Factsheet 26 describes the part that wind power can play in limiting carbon emissions and presenting farmers with a business opportunity.

Year of Publication2009

Electricity generated from on-shore wind power can be used on farm or sold to the grid. It can displace electricity generated from fossil fuels, so reducing carbon emissions and the business costs associated with rising oil and gas prices. On-farm wind turbines must be well sited and have a consistent and adequate wind speed if they are to be a profitable investment.

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Providing inspiration and information on how to prepare your business for the impacts, opportunities, risks and responsibilities that climate change brings.

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