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    These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.

    posted:  May 30, 2011
    Film, Impacts, Ireland, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival

    Windfall at Guth Gafa, Gortahork, Co. Donegal

    Synopsis: Wind power… It’s green… It’s good… It reduces our dependency on foreign oil. But does it? Or, is it merely a highly profitable financial scam for the many wind energy developers looking to erect industrial wind turbines in a town near you? WINDFALL, looks at both sides of wind energy development when the residents of a rural upstate New York town consider going green. Attracted at first to the financial incentives that would seemingly boost their dying economy, the . . .

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    posted:  July 27, 2010
    Aesthetics, Economics, Energy, Impacts, New York, PetitionsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Town of Greece, NY, concerned citizens

    STOP Great Lakes Wind Turbine Development

    We, the undersigned, oppose the “Great Lakes Offshore Wind (GLOW) Project” and disapprove of ANY construction of wind turbines in our Great Lakes. Sign petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-great-lakes-wind-turbine-development/361784891/ On December 1st, 2009, The New York State Power Authority submitted a request for a proposal to potentially build an industrial wind farm off the shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, or both. This proposal would see the construction of 40-166 450-ft industrial wind turbines 2 miles off shore at depths not to exceed 150 . . .

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    posted:  May 12, 2010
    Aesthetics, Economics, Impacts, New York, VideosPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Israel, Laura


    What do we really know about wind power? We are told it’s “green energy” and reduces our dependency on foreign oil. That’s exactly what the people of Meredith in upstate New York thought when a wind developer offered to supplement this farm town’s failing economy with a farm of their own – that of 40 industrial wind turbines. Attracted at first to the financial incentives, some of the townspeople grow increasingly alarmed as they find out about side effects they had . . .

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    posted:  February 2, 2010
    Action alerts, Health, Meetings, New York, Noise, OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute

    Wind Turbine Syndrome: Myths and Facts

    Webinar presented by the Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory [Colby and Leventhall and the audience of this webinar need to hear from the people they say don’t exist about the symptoms they say aren’t real.] Please join us Thursday February 11th at 11am EST for a discussion of the myths and facts behind wind turbine syndrome and how scientific research is used to both support and deny the claims made. Attendees . . .

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    posted:  December 23, 2009
    Action alerts, Economics, New York, PetitionsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Coalition for the Preservation of the Golden Crescent and Thousand Islands Region

    Opposition of PILOT for Upstate NY Power Corporation

    Background (Preamble): Upstate NY Power Corporation has applied for a PILOT as of October 5, 2009. The requested a decision not later than December 31, 2009 to allow their project financing to be completed. They also stated that they are under a strict deadline to allow their construction to start and reach a certain percentage completion, to qualify for 30% Federal subsidies from the Stimulus Fund. The application has not provided sufficient details about their financial strength, and actually refuses . . .

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    posted:  December 10, 2009
    Advertisements, Environment, New York, VideosPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Preserve the Golden Crescent

    Preserve the Golden Crescent, America’s national treasure

    The Golden Crescent, America’s national treasure and pristine gateway to Lake Ontario, the St Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands region is in immediate danger of becoming an industrial wind complex. Thousands of foreign made turbines will blanket islands, shorelines and shallow waters. High powered transmission lines are planned to slash through our crop and grazing lands. America’s best sport fishing, boating and sailing waters are in danger of ruin. We have kept the golden crescent green for generations; please . . .

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    posted:  November 10, 2009
    Events, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  New York Power Authority

    NYPA Great Lakes wind event: Oswego Nov. 13

    Oswego City Hall—Common Council Chambers 13 W. Oneida Street, Oswego, NY Presentation on WIND POWER PROJECTS ON THE GREAT LAKES by the New York Power Authority and meet Richard Kessel, NYPA President More info:  Mary Vanouse, Community Development Director at 315-343-3795 or mvanouse@oswegony.org NOTE:  The NYPA invited only a small number of people to this event – mainly government officials. It would be helpful if members of the public, i.e., the people who would actually be affected by wind power projects . . .

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