Transactions
of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station
Branta Cover Language of the article: Ukrainian Cite: Vasiluk, A. V., Krivohizha, M. V. (2014). The probable analysis of wind power stations building impact on the steppe ecosystems and climate changes. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 17, 133-142 Keywords: climate, steppe ecosystems, wind power plants, greenhouse gas, environment Views: 423 Branta copyright Branta license

Branta Issues > Issue №17 (2014)

Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 133-142

The probable analysis of wind power stations building impact on the steppe ecosystems and climate changes

A. V. Vasiluk, M. V. Krivohizha

Wind power stations building often leads to the natural steppe areas destruction. It may be accompanied by release of deposited in soil greenhouse gases. Designing of wind power plants often ignore probable climate influence, while the most important stage is location selection for wind farm development. We recommend to minimize harm on steppe ecosystems by wind farm placing within agricultural landscapes. We consider, it necessary to develop a methodology for calculating the volume of greenhouse gases and limit values for СО2 emissions for energy produced on wind power plants, for assigning to this energy “green” status.

Read the paper in a PDF file