This chart shows the land area required to provide 100 percent of US electricity requirements in 2050, compared with other land uses in our great nation. Read this for a longer discussion of the land use impacts of low-carbon energy sources like wind, solar and nuclear. Some local land use conflicts have arisen in Minnesota recently as new, large solar farms start to be built in the state.
Also see here for some other discussion of golf courses as a land use on streets.mn.
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