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In recent years, Wind turbine land usethe growth of capacity to generate electricity from wind energy has been extremely rapid, To the degree that wind energy reduces the need for electricity generation using other sources of energy, it can reduce the adverse environmental impacts of those sources, such as production of atmospheric and water pollution, including greenhouse gases; production of nuclear wastes; degradation of landscapes due to mining activity; and damming of rivers. However, as with other energy, wind energy development has both positive and negative environmental impacts.
Though the cost of wind energy has declined significantly since the 1980s, Offshore plants cost coverpolicy measures are currently required to ensure rapid deployment in most regions of the world. In some areas with good wind resources, however, the cost of wind energy is competitive with current energy market prices. Moreover, continued technology advances in on- and offshore wind energy are expected, supporting further cost reductions. The degree to which wind energy is utilized globally and regionally will depend largely on the economic performance of wind energy compared to alternative power sources. 
While wind power generation offers numerous benefits and advantages over conventional power generation, Grid intergrationthere are also some challenges and problems need to be seriously addressed. The wide range of challenges and problems, from long-term environmental influences to thermal management of wind turbines, must be carefully considered in response to the rapid growth of wind power industryOnly when these difficulties are solved will the wind energy industry be able to develop in a significant way.
Recently, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) released data forecasting that with the accelerated approval of wind
Grid connection power projects in various countries as well as the increase in wind energy-related investments, in 2024, the new installed wind power capacity in Europe could reach 21 GW. By 2030, the new installed capacity of wind power is expected to exceed 262 GW. Downturn in the European wind power market for several years is expected to speed up the development. However, the agency also said that the European onshore and offshore wind power related infrastructure construction is insufficient, or become the biggest obstacle to the expansion of wind power in European countries.
Research is always in progress but three general types of impact have been documented to date: Owl wind farmhabitat fragmentation, collision or aerodynamic fatalities for flying vertebrates (birds & bats), and avoidance behavior (when wildlife avoids the project site potentially reducing their available habitat in a region). Habitat fragmentation and avoidance issues can be largely minimized by siting wind turbines in agricultural land. While poorly sited wind turbines can have significant impacts, collision fatalities can be substantively minimized by raising wind turbines in sites without migration concentration dynamics (e.g., shorelines), and by minimizing steady burning artificial light sources near wind turbines.
As with most construction and commercial development, wind energy industry create jobs. According to the 2016 Clean Jobs New York report, there are 85,197 clean energy workers in New York with 15% (12,400) in renewable energy. 
Of that 15%, approximately 1,360 jobs are in the wind industry. 
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New York’s clean energy jobs are expected to see a 6% increase in the future (Environmental Entrepreneurs, 2016). Wind projects produce jobs in different ways: direct, indirect, and induced. Direct jobs refer to the labor created directly by the construction, operations and maintenance of the wind farms. Indirect jobs include supporting industries, like manufacturing; component suppliers; and jobs, like attorneys and analysts. Induced jobs include those created by the investment and reinvestment of earnings locally, such as hotels, restaurants, retail, real estate, etc. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2016).
Any business development will have economic impacts on the local and regional economies, and wind energy projects are no different. 
Wind energy econ titleTypically, a proposed wind project will affect a community in several ways. Whether any single impact is viewed as a benefit or a drawback depends on the perspective of the stakeholder.
In considering whether to support the development of a wind farm, it’s up to the community to decide if the positives outweigh the negatives. To do that, the community must understand the potential economic impacts of wind projects and issues related to local economic activity, land revenue, property taxes, and property values.

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