Etyczne aspekty budowy siłowni wiatrowych
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The ethicality of building wind farms, especially near homes, has long been questioned. There are people who consider building turbines near households unethical due to their negative impact on the environment. The noise and vibrations associated with the operation of wind turbines are seen so negatively that one should consider whether it is socially irresponsible to put wind farms near buildings. The article presents both a description of the basic types of wind turbines as well as their impact on the natural environment and human environment. Information on the development of electricity obtained from wind as well as the total share of electricity obtained from renewable sources in total primary energy in Poland was also presented. The need to educate the public about the responsibility of actions for the benefit of the environment and sustainable development is also indicated. The aim of the article is to try to answer the question: do wind power plants bring more benefits to people and the environment around them, or just the opposite? And also, is it ethical to build turbines in close proximity to households?