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Are wind farms changing Europe's climate?
The development of wind farms in Europe only has an extremely limited impact on the climate at the continental scale, and this will remain true until at least 2020. These results were established using climate simulations that included the effect on the atmosphere of wind farms located in Europe, on the basis of a realistic scenario forecasting a two-fold increase in wind energy production by 2020, in accordance with European countries' commitments. The work highlights the importance of carrying out fresh studies to assess the impact of wind energy development by 2050.> Read more