Wind power: Renewable resource, or another corporate scam?
[Windfall is] a reminder that whenever a virtually unregulated industry (as in this case) offers capitalists a chance to defraud the little guy and make a bundle, they'll do it. It's a tantalizing case study that suggests ordinary people still have the power to steer a course between faceless bureaucracies and greedy capitalists, but only just - and only if they can find a way to overcome their differences and work together.
February 2, 2012
by Andrew O'Hehir
A fascinating new film about one small-town political fight takes on the pseudo-green wind industry
In telling the story of a small-town political fight over wind power, Laura Israel's fascinating documentary "Windfall" at first seems like another entry in the long laundry list of post-"Inconvenient Truth" doomsayer environmental films. Indeed, "Windfall" has some of the rural, homespun feeling of Josh Fox's Oscar-nominated "Gasland," which helped ignite a national debate over the natural-gas extraction method known as fracking. Israel's film also offers a direct riposte to Bill Haney's "The Last Mountain," in which Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is seen promoting wind power... [continue via Web link]