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Every day, thousands of people around the world view the wind-watch.org web site. Thousands more rely on its news and document feeds on other web sites, on Facebook and Twitter, and in the daily e-mail newsletter.
“Wind 2050” is a government and industry funded project in Denmark attempting to study resistance to large-scale wind energy development. In their graphic depiction of the wind information web, wind-watch.org is the most prominent site, the largest circle, referred to by more wind sites than any other:
Since the creation of our web site in 2006, National Wind Watch has had to regularly upgrade hosting services to keep up with steadily rising traffic demands. Dynamic web pages, our daily newsletter, streaming video, implementation of privacy-protecting https, back-ups, and storage of photos, graphics, and documents as well as videos — the services and bandwidth required to keep these running smoothly and responsively are getting more expensive every year.
National Wind Watch keeps expenses as low as possible. We are an all-volunteer organization. Every dollar goes directly to providing the information that campaigners around the world rely on. We recognize that campaigners everywhere are already forced to spend too much of their time and money locally to fight inappropriate wind projects. So please consider even a small donation. Just 5 dollars, euros, pounds, kroner, etc.: whatever you are able to give at this time. And if you can afford more, please give more. Consider planned giving as a way to help NWW move forward (see subscription button, below). Remember, all U.S. contributions are tax-deductible.
We hope you’ll want to show us how important National Wind Watch is to you. Please add your contribution — however modest — to help the many thousands of people worldwide who turn to National Wind Watch for essential information about wind power and its development and impacts in all environments. National Wind Watch can not remain effective and independent without your help. With your generous gift, we can maintain and expand our efforts to educate our neighbors, regulators, and legislators about the costs and impacts of industrial-scale wind energy.
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Wind Watch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation; all contributions are tax deductible in the U.S. and possibly other countries. None of the officers, board members, advisors, or technical contributors receive reimbursement for their time. All funds go directly to the mission of providing information and support material. Wind Watch may refuse donations intended to influence its policies or from entities whose association could bring its independence into question.
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