Successful development of wind power depends on striking a balance between fitting wind turbines into the landscape, public support, and economic returns.
The Netherlands has set itself the target of generating 6,000MW of wind power by 2020, tripling the current volume. Although numerous initiatives have been taken, new alternative-energy plans generally fail due to complex procedures and financial limitations. Where the focus used to be on new plans, it is now on execution. Successful development of wind power depends on striking a balance between:
- fitting wind turbines into the landscape
- public support
- economic returns