According to a Los Angeles Times article, a study conducted by the Nature Conservancy predicted that 21 million acres of land would be needed in order to power the Western United States. To put it in perspective the article states that this would be roughly half of the size of the state of Utah. The article also states: “The Nature Conservancy estimates a need for 6,259 miles of new power-line corridors.”
The construction of new powerline corridors will have its own, massive environmental impact.
Wind turbines are at the top of the list when it comes to the false benefits of green energy. The intended purpose of wind turbines is to produce electricity without pollution. On the surface, the use of wind turbines seems like a fantastic idea. Once constructed, they can produce energy from the wind turning blades that crank electricity-producing turbines. However,