Argument: Heavy land-use of wind farms can jeopardize forests/ecosystems
- Herb Field. "Is wind energy environmentally sound?". The Patriot-News. February 08, 2008 - And it likely doesn't hold up if you add up the lost forests and vegetation that is sacrificed in the process of clearing acres of trees for the turbines and the roads necessary to build and service them. Add in the carbon emissions associated with manufacturing, transporting and servicing windmills, and there is a carbon cost of some magnitude.