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Wind Power News: June 2006

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.

June 29, 2006 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm industry a fraud: McGauran

The Federal Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran has attacked the wind farm industry, describing it as a fraud relying on taxpayer subsidies. Mr McGauran made the comments while addressing a group of dairy farmers. He says wind farms are not a cleaner alternative to coal fired power stations and should only be allowed in places where the community wants them. “Wind farms don’t live up to the hype that they are an environmental saviour and a serious alternate energy source and . . . Complete story »

June 6, 2006 • Maryland, Pennsylvania, West VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

Debate over wind power creates environmental rift

OAKLAND, Md. – Dan Boone has no doubt that his crusade against wind energy is the right way to protect the Allegheny highlands he loves. Let other environmentalists call him deluded at best, traitorous at worst. He remains undeterred. For four years or more, Mr. Boone has traveled across the mid-Atlantic to make every argument he can muster against local wind-power projects: they kill birds and bats; they are too noisy; they are inefficient, making no more than a symbolic contribution . . . Complete story »

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