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Category: Land

Wind farm 'needs 700 times more land' than fracking site to produce same engergy

By Chris Wysong
September 03, 2014 Category: Shale, AlternativeEnergy, Land

A shale gas site creates the least visual intrusion compared with wind or solar farms for the same amount of energy, according to British Governments former chief scientific advisor on energy. Wind farm needs 700 times more land than fracking site to produce same energy By: Emily Gosden A wind farm requires 700 times more land to produce the same amount of energy as a fracking site, according to analysis by the energy departments recently-departed chief scientific advisor. Prof David MacKay, who stood down from the Government role at the end of July, published analysis putting shale gas extraction in perspective, showing it was far less intrusive on the landscape than wind or solar energy. His intervention was welcomed by fracking groups, who are battling to win public support amid claims from green groups and other critics that shale gas extraction will require the industrialisation of the countryside. Hundreds of anti-fracking protesters on Thursday occupied a field near Blackpool

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