www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c95+44?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZWind farm foes describe the noise.221932009-07-17T19:09:11Z2009-07-17T19:09:11ZCohocton Wind Farm leaseholder Hal E. Graham told north country residents Wednesday night about the noise and other effects the 50-turbine wind farm has had on his and his neighbors' lives.
Mr. Graham has one turbine on his property, 2,000 feet from his house. A neighbor has one 1,050 feet away from Mr. Graham's house. ...
Proposed wind ordinance would force turbine setback of 2,500 ft..70942006-12-28T12:38:17Z2006-12-28T12:38:17ZStamford town officials agreed last week to propose a 2,500-foot setback requirement in an ordinance they are creating to regulate wind-turbine installations.
â€śItâ€™s the strictest Iâ€™ve seen,â€ť said Dave Groberg, director of business development for Chicago-based Invenergy, LLC, which hopes to install a line of turbines along a mountain ridge between Stamford and Roxbury.
Town officials have been working on the ordinance since last year, and regulations are still in the early stages. A year-long moratorium on the wind-turbine development expires in February.
Fenner Wind Farm: Progress or a Pain?.58462006-10-19T12:06:27Z2006-10-19T12:06:27ZIf you have ever driven off campus, you have likely noticed giant windmills looming on the horizon. Part of a system of some twenty turbines, these iron giants comprise the Fenner Windpower Project, just one component of a nationwide initiative to utilize clean and renewable energy. Operational since the fall of 2000, the mills have the capacity to power about 10,000 homes solely by harnessing the energy of the wind as it sweeps over the Adirondacks and down the Chenango Valley. Despite their efficiency, the mammoth cost to assemble just one of these turbines (about $2.5 million dollars) has stirred local and national debate over cost versus benefit at the Fenner site, not to mention the intrusions they cause for residents.
The Great Wind Debate.60322006-05-25T20:52:01Z2006-05-25T20:52:01ZBut I was sitting at my kitchen table in North Buffalo, far from the wind farms of the Southern Tier, and such distance makes for simple, black-and-white comprehension. There are places in Western New York where wind energy isnâ€™t so clear a choice. Places with names like Perry, Sheldon and Arkwright, rural towns perched atop the high glacial ridges to the east and south of the city, whose landscapes might soon be dominated by hundreds of towering, 400-foot windmills. As wind companies eye their windswept fields and make overtures to local town boards, divisions run deeper and deeper between citizens who disagree on the merits of wind farm development in their backyards. In such locales, the gray areas of wind development come into sharp focus.
Controversy in the Wind - 'Free' power source comes at a price for some living near the steady 'whoosh'.22042006-03-24T12:47:56Z2006-03-24T12:47:56ZThe idea of windmills brings to mind bucolic Renaissance paintings of Dutch landscapes and tulip beds. But that is hardly the experience of some who have to live next to the 400-foot electricity-generating windmills being built across America's breezy plains.Evaluation of Environmental Shadow Flicker: Analysis for â€śDutch Hill Wind Power Projectâ€ť.76702007-01-30T12:32:41Z2007-01-30T12:32:41ZTwo industrial wind turbine farms are proposed by parent UPC Wind Partners for the
town of Cohocton, NY and will permanently alter the town. The large blades on MW
scale turbines can at certain times produce moving shadows on the landscape or create
distracting flicker on the scenery. To capture the wind these turbines are to be installed
on hilltops around the town and thus have significant potential to create a shadow flicker
nuisance at great distances from the turbines. All environmental effects of projects
require consideration and possible mitigation. Siting selection is important since wind
turbines are a permanent installation and may significantly impair residentâ€™s enjoyment
of neighboring lands or even personal health. Shadow-Flicker Modeling- Dairy Hills Wind Farm (NY).65662006-06-14T13:33:01Z2006-06-14T13:33:01ZPrepared for Horizon Wind Energy by Wind Engineers, IncAgainst the Wind- In Fenner, Wind Farm Developers made and broke many promises.9232004-11-03T18:48:49Z2004-11-03T18:48:49Z...I want people to be well aware of the negative side of these giant windmills before allowing them to be built in your neighborhoods.Barbara Pac's Letter to Sue Sliwinski re. Living with wind turbines.9272003-02-10T20:07:20Z2003-02-10T20:07:20ZWind power plans wrong for this area.105872007-07-06T11:10:48Z2007-07-06T11:10:48ZTown officials who want to find out about wind power should book a room at the Flat Rock Inn in Tug Hill, in the midst of New York's largest wind plant, which has more than 150, 400-foot-high turbines. If they like the look during the day and the sound at night, they should come back and tell their constituents that the current proposal for wind power is just perfect.
We, however, disagree. Yes, wind power is a wonderful solution to our energy problems but, like many good things, it can become a bad thing when used irresponsibly. Wind power plants must be carefully and responsibly sited and operated. The proposal as it stands is unsatisfactory and would seriously harm our community. Wind power supporters don't understand problems.62022006-11-07T20:07:06Z2006-11-07T20:07:06ZThe commercial wind industry is making a mockery of environmental and renewable energy advocates who support them. They're often ruthless in their local activities, and will no doubt disappear long before we can hold them accountable for their indiscretions against us and against the planet. Where, I wonder, will Invenergy and others like them be when society realizes the folly of it all?