www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c45+88?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZMeeting on proposed solar farm gets heated.372172013-01-30T12:51:43Z2013-01-30T12:51:43ZMany doubted the claims of O2 owner, Joel Olsen, who said a solar farm would benefit the community. ...residents noted that the solar farm would not reduce their electric bills, and said they feared the value of their property would diminish if a solar farm were within view.
Supervisors to recommend public hearing concerning proposed windmills in Carroll County .351432012-06-05T16:46:57Z2012-06-05T16:46:57ZBob Martin and Josh Hendrick, the only supervisors attending the meeting, agreed to recommend the public hearing during the board of supervisors' next scheduled meeting on June 11. The hearing should be advertised "at least 30 days," said Martin, and Hendrick concurred.
Green Scene: Blowing in the wind.272812010-05-12T21:06:02Z2010-05-12T21:06:02ZThere's a cold wind blowing on the hopes of wind-energy advocates in Western North Carolina, thanks to a pending bill in the N.C. General Assembly. As early as May 12, state legislators will take up Senate Bill 1068 when they reconvene in the short session. The bill - which would establish a regulatory system for wind-energy farms - has stirred fierce debate between advocates and opponents of wind energy in the mountains of North Carolina.Clean energy future may be blowing in the wind.227082009-08-16T16:00:27Z2009-08-16T16:00:27ZWill wind-generated power save the environment or sacrifice it?
The answer depends on who you ask ..."Your senators are very brave in what they're doing," said Lisa Linowes of New Hampshire-based Wind Action. "The legislature already concluded when it adopted the Ridge ordinance that your mountains have cultural significance to the state. When asked now to consider whether that value is worth more - or less - than wind generated electrons on the grid, your mountain senators are doing what most politicians in the U.S. have not done. They're putting a cold eye to the options and deciding wind is not worth the sacrifice, at least for now."
Wind rules focal point.161112008-05-30T19:18:32Z2008-05-30T19:18:32ZWith size and health impacts of potential wind turbines in the county, as well as proposed setbacks, the top concerns Wednesday during a special meeting of the County Planning Commission, the wind turbine portion of the county's proposed tall structures ordinance is proving to take priority over communication towers. ...The wind turbine debate, as well as the ensuing moratorium and proposed ordinance, was sparked by a wind farm of 4.5 megawatts for 33 acres on Golden Farm Road in the Down East community of Bettie, which would consist of three turbines at more than 300 feet tall.
During the public comment portion of the meeting, the planning commission heard from people who have attended nearly every county meeting regarding wind turbines and the proposed ordinance while only two residents from the western end of the county spoke.
Wind turbines debated.161022008-05-30T15:21:42Z2008-05-30T15:21:42ZWhen Joseph Betz of Cape Carteret bought property near Bogue Field, he moved into his home expecting to hear the sound of military aircraft flying overhead.
That was his choice.
But Betz said the Golden Wind Farm project proposed for a community in Down East Carteret County would be an imposition for which residents haven't asked.
"For the people down there, it is not an existing condition," he said. ...Betz said the proposed plans by Nelson and Dianna Paul of Raleigh could put turbines of 350 feet or more, which he described as "monstrous," in the middle of the community.
"This is not a couple of hundred-foot windmills; these are massive structures," he said.
New county slogan? . . . Where land, sky meet turbines.345462012-03-10T11:51:57Z2012-03-10T11:51:57ZMaine's experience with is instructive. While everyone was worried about the "visual" pollution of 450-foot tall white towers sticking up four to five times higher than the surrounding forest, the most invasive aspect of wind turbines has actually been the incessant low frequency "thuds" that come from the blades as they rotate.
This has caused issues for the people who live within the sound's radius which, even in forested areas, is significantly further away than the quarter mile setback.
On renewable energy, reject fallacy of false choices.228192009-08-19T16:08:53Z2009-08-19T16:08:53ZOne need not state a falsehood to tell a lie. Misleading presentation of facts and rhetorical sleight of hand have become modern art forms. One of the most insulting practices is the framing of arguments in terms of false choices.
Iâm particularly disappointed to see two local environmental organizations with whom I share much common ground distilling the debate over industrial scale wind farms down to: We can let the coal industry flatten the mountains and pollute the air and water, or we can let the wind industry turn the mountains into Gary, Ind.,with slopes. Which shall we do?
Iâll take C), neither of the above.