• A Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) conference on ‘Green Norms for Wind Energy’ discusses the environmental fallouts of wind power development, especially in forest areas in the country
• Report by CSE on wind power released at conference in Pune; it documents global best practices in environmental regulations
• India is the only country in the world with sizeable wind power installations but very little green norms to manage its environmental fallouts, finds the study
• Ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) data since 1980 reveals that 3,932 hectares diverted for wind power, without any Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies
• The pace of forest land diversion for wind projects has increased manifold during the last seven years
• CSE study recommends strict green norms, including EIA for wind power projects
CSEIndia.org: Wind power, seen as a green energy source, can exert substantial impacts on the ecology, says a report released today by the New Delhi-based research and advocacy body, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).The report was released at a conference titled ‘Green norms for wind power’ organized here today by CSE. The report has documented the environmental impacts of wind power in many parts of the country including Maharashtra. “Our conclusion is that if a wind power project is set up close to human settlements, it may cause significant health impacts. We also find that projects sited on forestland and hilly areas ...