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Critique of the Heritage and Tourism (pdf) Impact Assessment for Bow Lake Wind Farm
* This project is located in a very similar environment with the same Canadian Shield geology.

Some Sample Reports on Turbines and Tourism.
Almost all studies done by independent experts conclude that there will be
Tourism business lost when industrial wind energy is introduced into a tourist
area.

Poll finds 80 per cent want to keep Wild Land Areas free of major development, John Muir Trust.
In June 2017 this poll found that an absolute majority – 52 per cent – ‘strongly agree’ that “Wild Land Areas should continue to be protected from large-scale infrastructure such as industrial-scale wind farms, major electricity transmission and super-quarries”, while a further 28 per cent ‘tend to agree’.

Broekel, Tom, and Christoph Alfken. 2015. “Gone with the Wind? The Impact of Wind Turbines on Tourism Demand.” Energy Policy 86: 506–519.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2015.08.005

Brown, Jason P., John Pender, Ryan Wiser, Eric Lantz, and Ben Hoen. 2012. “Ex Post Analysis of Economic Impacts from Wind Power Development in U.S. Counties.”
Energy Economics 34 (6): 1743–54. doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2012.07.010.

Frantál, Bohumil, and Josef Kunc. 2011. “Wind Turbines in Tourism Landscapes: Czech Experience.” Annals of Tourism Research 38 (2): 499–519.  doi:10.1016/j.annals.2010.10.007.

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