Footprints for energy production… comparing wind, solar, and fracking

Inconvenient fact: To produce the same energy, …

How would the footprint of a shale gas operation compare with the footprint of wind and solar operations to deliver the same quantity of energy over a 25 year period?


For the “land area of the whole facility,” a wind farm requires 725 times more land than a fracking site to produce the same energy (9.5 TWh)


A solar park requires 462 times more land area than a fracking site

The thing to note is there are costs and risks to all energy production.  Cleaner production of energy requires more land space and more equipment… and more money.

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