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Wind Power News: April 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.


April 28, 2005 • OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

“Industrial wind power is more than view issue”

Opposition to industrial wind power, however, is about more than just the view. Complete story »


April 28, 2005 • OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

“Industrial wind power is more than view issue”

Aesthetics is indeed an important issue, as Fred LeBrun wrote in his balanced assessment of the wind farm debate in the Adirondacks (“Wind farm plan splits activists,” April 24). Opposition to industrial wind power, however, is about more than just the view. Just as advocates shape their aesthetics by considering the project’s benefits, so do opponents. When supporters of the Gore Mountain and other projects argue the necessity of reducing emissions of carbon and toxins, opponents point out that giant . . . Complete story »


April 15, 2005 • NewsPrint storyE-mail story

Cornell halts planning for wind project

A host of issues and unanswerable concerns led to the decision, according to Simeon Moss, director of Cornell's press office. Complete story »


April 15, 2005 • OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Cornell Student on Mount Pleasant

Initially, I was delighted. But then I began listening to the concerns of residents near the proposed site, hikers, skiers, birdwatchers, astronomers who frequent the nearby observatory and even trainee pilots concerned about 400 foot wind turbines cropping up in the flight path to the Ithaca airport. As a result, I am no longer an unabashed supporter of tapping Mount Pleasant.

Complete story »


April 14, 2005 • OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Vermont’s wind quandary

Will they demonstrate that remote ridgelines in the Northeast Kingdom are to be sacrificed to commercial wind development -- and that only a few souls way up north who have lost their peaceful retreat to strobe-lighted industrial monoliths will complain? Complete story »


April 14, 2005 • OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Vermont’s wind quandary

Testimony from two state agencies at a Public Service Board hearing this month vividly illustrated the deep split that exists in Vermont over the introduction of industrial-size wind turbines on ridgelines. The Department of Public Service, which oversees utilities, energy and telecommunications, came out in support of the proposed East Mountain project in the Northeast Kingdom. A wildlife biologist for the Department of Fish and Wildlife expressed serious and foreboding concerns about it. It is the job of Kurt Janson, . . . Complete story »


April 9, 2005 • NewsPrint storyE-mail story

Prison Security

"'Shadow-flicker' is a recognised problem with wind turbines. That's why they aren't built near housing developments. And we want to be good neighbours." Complete story »


April 3, 2005 • OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Industrial wind, corporate vandalism

Blasting Vermont's lovely ridgelines to ram monstrous turbine assemblies into the earth, along with clearcut wide strong roads through wild areas and ever more power lines strung about, is a violent assault, despoiling all life around it. Complete story »


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