Unlike fossil fuels power stations, a wind turbine does not consume any fuel or generate any air pollution. It produces no carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide and is therefore an excellent energy source from a carbon footprint point of view.

The actual manufacture of the wind turbines and their installation (particularly the concrete foundations) will off course have an environmental impact, but these will typically be minimal when considered over the lifetime of the turbine.

Although industrial scale wind farm installations will typically cover several acres, the actual footprint of the individual wind turbines is tiny and livestock can continue to use the vast majority of the site area for grazing. This is particularly true in Northern Ireland, where our climate lends itself to growing grass for grazing.

Aesthetically, most people find wind farms to be quite pleasing to the eye, and people are generally quite receptive to their installation, given the environmentally friendly impact that they have on our overall energy consumption.