Impact on Landscape
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The Swiss Heritage Society released a position paper entitled: "Yes to green power - but not at the expense of the landscape and historic sites".
The paper says that the preservation of landscape and architecture is as much in the public interest as the ecological production of energy.
Mr. Hall said General Electric told residents that from 1,000 feet away, the wind turbine noise would sound like a quiet conversation taking place in a living room. Instead, he described the turbines' sound as a "palpable experience," with rhythmic pulsations he can feel thumping in his chest as the blades turn. Other people interviewed in the film clips likened the turbines' whooshing sound to a jet airplane heard off in the distance.
Alan MacDonald, from Inverness, says turbines can be made to look four times smaller than they really are. Developers use wide-angle lenses to make objects in the pictures look smaller, Mr MacDonald says. Scottish National Heritage intends to revise its guidance to developers.
The city's Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is wary of wind mills and wind turbines in the historic district or elsewhere in the city that would be visible from the historic district. ...Coupland said windmills would be visible since they are elevated and need clear air space and therefore were not appropriate in the city's historic district.
"And maybe not in Cape May," he continued.
Business Secretary John Hutton says he wants to open up British seas to allow enough new turbines - up to 7,000 - to power all UK homes by the year 2020.
He acknowledged "it is going to change our coastline", but said the issue of climate change was "not going away".
The thrust of the idea was backed by Tory Alan Duncan: "We're an island nation. There's a lot of wind around." ...The other choice was, he said, whether it was "easier to have these developments offshore rather than onshore".
Asked what would happen if there was no wind for a few days, Mr Hutton said that was why there had to be a mix of energy sources - including nuclear power - to cover for calmer weather periods.
The fight to stop a wind farm coming to our area is gathering strength, after a key meeting in Ironstone Road on Monday night.
Around 160 people piled through the doors of the Ironstone Road scout hut on June 30 to air their views on the contentious issue, which would see a cluster of 250ft wind turbines erected on the Bleakhouse site, between Burntwood and Heath Hayes.
And a poll among those 160 people showed that just four were in favour of the wind farm application ...
Some 386 hectares - each equivalent to the size of a rugby pitch - could be cleared of trees in a plan opponents fear would dramatically change the landscape of Wales.
The Forestry Commission, which has tendered for a private company to bid for the clearance work, said the process was only at an early stage and that any construction would still need planning permission.
Several large wind farms of more than 100 turbines each could be built in Western Victoria in the next few years.
Information from the Department of Primary Industries shows that the largest wind farm, 183 turbines at Macarthur has already been approved alone with a 128-turbine farm at Waubra and 116 turbines at Mount Gellibrand.
The most spectacular landscape in Britain, across the Highlands and Islands, is also the best place for wind farms with the number of turbines set to multiply by five times if ambitious plans to make the mountains a centre for generating electricity go ahead.
Energiekontor Uk Ltd wants to put five 328ft (100m) turbines at Brightenber Hill near Gargrave, Skipton.
A 250-strong group of residents have formed Friends of Craven Landscape and are campaigning against the plans.
Craven Council has received 600 letters of objection and a 600-signature petition, but its planning committee has been asked to approve the plans.
The Vermont Public Service Board, a neutral arbiter of aesthetics, has ruled twice against the structure, which was erected by the owners of Teal Farm in January 2006, with the blessings of the town's zoning administrator.
Subsequent challenges from the farm's adjoining neighbor, part-time Vermont resident E. Miles Prentice III, halted the project.
The service board agreed with Prentice: It found the wind tower to have "an unduly adverse effect" on the surrounding viewscape.
Living Future Foundation, which operates Teal Farm and its array of sustainable energy-and-agriculture projects, appealed the decision.