Wind Power News: March 2005
These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.
The attorney for residents opposed to wind turbines in Cherry Valley has sent warning letters to those who might lease their land for the project. The letters are intended to dissuade prospective lessors from participating in the project, said the writer, lawyer Peter Henner of Clarksville. In the event the project, under consideration by Reunion Power of Montvale, N.J., goes forward, lawsuits may be filed. Henner said Tuesday that his clients want to be in the position of having warned . . . Complete story »
Vermonters must decide if it is worth destroying their exquisite mountains for symbolism -- because the giant wind turbines being proposed for the ridgelines won't produce much power. Complete story »
As upstate New Yorkers, we are very fortunate to live in an area with numerous clean, beautiful lakes and miles of pristine, rolling countryside. Many of us take advantage of these magnificent surroundings in a variety of ways-as nature lovers, hikers, campers, hunters, and property and business owners, to name a few. Something is being planned that will take away much of what we enjoy about our Finger Lakes region. That something is called “green power” in the form of . . . Complete story »
We cannot lose sight of Vermont's distinctive place in the world with its open spaces and gorgeous vistas. It is up to us to continue the legacy. Real jobs, real lives depend on it. Complete story »
In these early stages of U.S. wind development, promoters still have it pretty easy. They're our new best friends! But it's likely their popularity will be short-lived, as it won't take long before rural America realizes that their own initial awe and stupor was contrived, allowing the very quality of their lives to be stolen out from under them, and they will also realize, too late, that their loss was in vain. Complete story »