Upstate New York State may end up with some TWENTY THOUSAND wind towers.
If this concerns you, keep reading. (FYI, I am a physicist who has a 20+ year track record of interest in our environment in a variety of areas (like water quality). I live on a lake in the Adirondack Mountains, as communing with nature is one of my highest priorities.)
At first glance, wind power seems to be a potentially good thing: a clean, renewable source of energy, etc. But scientists don’t make decisions based on first glance impressions.
To come to a meaningful understanding of complex matters like wind power, open-minded people need to do a thorough examination of all major components of the issue, plus do a review of accumulated evidence to date (e.g. from wind power experiences in Europe).
Such an analysis will lead to two fundamental conclusions:
Below is a brief overview as to why these are so.
There is no real environmental benefit:
This is a lucrative business opportunity:
How did this all happen? Basically:
The bottom line is that what was legislated was not about helping the environment, and was not about benefiting taxpayers. It was principally designed to benefit large business concerns who wanted to feed at the government trough. Again, not that uncommon.
When a wind power developer targets a community, their objective is to put up as many 25% income generators as possible. To achieve this they employ three effective strategies:
Since this problem was legislatively created, it must be legislatively fixed. That will only happen when citizens are informed, and when citizens subsequently speak up.
To research this to your own satisfaction, please consider the findings of independent, environmentally concerned scientists that are spelled out at such sites at www.wind-watch.org  and www.aweo.org . Thank you for your interest in this important issue.
URL to article: https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-an-executive-summary/
URLs in this post:
 www.wind-watch.org: http://www.wind-watch.org/
 www.aweo.org: http://www.aweo.org/