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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:  April 7, 2008
    Advertisements, Law, Meetings, Noise, WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Rock County Tax-Payers for a Better Renewable Energy Plan

    The Elephant's Still in the Room

    Another graphic from Better Plan, Rock County: It is also available in high resolution for print use and can be modified for use by other groups.

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    posted:  March 18, 2008
    Advertisements, Publications, WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Rock County Tax-Payers for a Better Renewable Energy Plan

    Graphics from Wisconsin

    From the creative department of Better Plan for Rock County, these graphics may be freely used and customized for other communities as necessary. They are shown here at 50% size (click on each graphic for the full size). Higher-resolution copies are available by request.

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    posted:  March 14, 2008
    Advertisements, WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Calumet County Citizens for Responsible Energy

    Another ad in Calumet County, Wisc.

    It’s too late for them! Will Calumet County avoid Johnsburg’s fate? It was only by chance that Bill and Mike Winkler, who grew up on the family farm in northeast Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, learned about plans for wind turbines in the area. They saw a small ad about an informational meeting in a local newspaper. Then they learned that landowners were already signing agreements – before the meeting was even held. As Bill and Mike attended meetings and did . . .

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    posted:  March 9, 2008
    Law, Letters, WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Evansville, Wisc., Observer

    State seeks to override local control of wind turbine siting

    Wisconsin is attempting to bypass any new model ordinance by passing SB544 to make PUC the decision point. Op-Ed, Evansville Observer, March 7, 2008 If you click here you can listen in as the Town of Union Board discuss the current situation of the Wind Turbine draft ordinance and the possible options for moving to enactment in consideration of the possiblity of the State of Wisconsin moving to make the Public Utility Commission the key entity in reviewing permits. The . . .

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    posted:  December 27, 2007
    Advertisements, Economics, Environment, WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Don Bangert

    What Have I Done?

    Advertisement in the Chilton, Wisc., Times-Journal, October 25, 2007. It was written by Don Bangert on behalf of the farmer, whose contract with the wind company – following the norm – prevents him from speaking openly about any problems. Bangert told National Wind Watch that other farmers have the same feelings expressed here, and if they were allowed to speak there would be no difficulty in passing serious setback and noise restrictions. Which is why the wind companies’ contracts prevent such speech. . . .

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    posted:  December 22, 2007
    Impacts, Publications, WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Calumet County Citizens for Responsible Energy

    Ads in Calumet County, Wisconsin

    CALUMET COUNTY CITIZENS NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WE CAN ACT! DEAR WIND TURBINE COMPANIES (EcoEnergy and Midwest Wind Energy), We are pleading with you to please answer a few of the questions we submitted to you several times over the last year. We are desperately waiting for you to respond. 1. If a turbine is sited 1,150’ from our homes, will we be affected by the noise? Please provide scientific documentation. The National Academy Study recommends 2,640′ to mitigate noise. . . .

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    posted:  December 3, 2007
    Action alerts, WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Wisconsin Global Warming Task Force Work Group:

    Reform of siting process for wind projects under 100 MW

    Comments due by Dec. 8! Click here In Wisconsin, local governments can prevent an energy development only on health and safety grounds. This “reform” would take away that right. In addition, this “reform” proposes easing any remaining burden on the developer. “7. Specific Description of Policy Proposal: Legislation would contain the following elements: (1) definitions of large and small wind energy systems; (2) a requirement on the PSC to draft uniform standards for siting large and small wind energy systems; . . .

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