Turbine would not be neighborly
Because of ever increasing awareness of the negative consequences of locating turbines near residential areas, many bodies with more experience in turbine siting have been applying increasingly stringent standards. For example, see the February 2011 standards adopted by the Planning and Regulatory Sub-committee of the Cape Cod Commission.
February 24, 2011
by Stephen Shoemaker
in Wicked Local Hingham
Hingham - On Feb. 17 John Leonard wrote a commentary in support of the Turkey Hill turbine proposed by The Trustees of Reservations. He seems incredulous that anyone would oppose this project.
Like most of the other neighbors who would be living in the shadow of the turbine, I am in favor of alternative energy and wind turbines in particular, but only when they are properly sited away from residential areas.
Mr. Leonard provided cogent evidence in support of the broader need for alternative energy, but he did not attempt to defend this particular proposed location.
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