Can renewable energy sources power the world?
Can renewable energy sources power the world?

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.


ABC (2011) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) policy on bird collisions, [online] available at (accessed 8 November 2011).
Appleton, S. (2010) Stealth blades – a progress report, [online] available at http://www.all-energy. (accessed 8 November 2011).
Butler, G. (2007) Advanced Digital Tracker – Update at All Energy ‘07 Aviation and Technical Workshop, May [online] available at UserFiles/File/2007GeoffButler.pdf (accessed 9 December 2011).
DCLG (2011) Draft National Planning Policy Framework, London: Department for Communities and Local Government.
English Nature, RSPB, WWF-UK, BWEA (2001) Wind farm development and nature conservation, WWF-UK.
EC (2009) Investing in the Development of Low Carbon Technologies (SET- Plan), European Commission.
EU (2010) The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan – SET-Plan – Towards a low carbon future, European Union.
GWEC (2012) Global Wind Energy Outlook 2012, Brussels:Global Wind Energy Council
Natural England (2009a) Technical Information Note TIN051: Bats and onshore wind turbines – Interim guidance, First Edition, February.
Natural England (2009b) Technical Information Note TIN059: Bats and single large wind turbines: Joint Agencies interim guidance, First Edition, September.
Natural England (2010) Technical Information Note TIN069: Assessing the effects of onshore wind farms on birds, First Edition, January.
NOP (2005) Survey of Public Opinion of Wind Farms, NOP for BWEA.
Ofcom (2011) Ofcom website guidance on wind farms and electromagnetic interference, [online] available at fixed-terrestrial-links/guidance-for-licensees/wind-farms (accessed 9 March 2012).
RenewableUK (2011a) UK wind speed database, [online] available at noabl/ (accessed 9 November 2011).
RESTATS (2011) Aviation Safeguarding Maps, [online] available at uk/cms/aviation-safeguarding-maps/&saU&eik_eaTb7SBoi7hAe49cDQ Bg&ved0CBsQFjAC&usgAFQjCNEYtrYHSkp2NDen0qGJsAVExTLupw (accessed 9 March 2012).
Risø (2009) European wind resources over open sea, [online] available at http://www.windatlas. dk/europe/oceanmap.html (accessed 9 November 2011).
Troen, I. and Petersen, E. L. (1989) European Wind Atlas, Risø, Denmark: for the Commission of the European Communities.
YouGov (2010) Public Attitudes to Wind Farm YouGov Survey, YouGov plc for Scottish Renewables.

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371