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CCC to host wind farm information forum

Corning | The issue of wind farms is receiving a lot of scrutiny lately.

To offer more information about the renewable energy source, Corning Community College will present “Get Blown Away” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The informational forum will be held in the Triangle Lounge of the Commons Building.

Part of the discussion will include what wind power is, how it works, how it is generated, how it affects the environment and how to get it in your home.

Speakers will include representatives of three wind turbine companies: Joe Graham, of Blue Sky Wind, Kevin Rackstraw, of Clipper Windpower and Roy Butler, of Four Winds. Rob Kephart will moderate the discussion.

The discussion swirling around wind farms has hit close to home for many area residents. Hornby town officials are considering the extension of a moratorium on wind turbine construction. Pratts-burgh, Cohocton, Hartsville, Hornellsville, Howard and many other locations in the state are also wrestling with the wind farm issue.

Wind farm proponents say the turbines would provide a renewable energy source and income for some residents. They say they would also reduce taxes for municipalities and school districts.

Opponents of the giant propeller-like turbines say they hurt the environment and character of the community... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

To offer more information about the renewable energy source, Corning Community College will present “Get Blown Away” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The informational forum will be held in the Triangle Lounge of the Commons Building.
 
Part of the discussion will include what wind power is, how it works, how it is generated, how it affects the environment and how to get it in your home.
 
Speakers will include representatives of three wind turbine companies: Joe Graham, of Blue Sky Wind, Kevin Rackstraw, of Clipper Windpower and Roy Butler, of Four Winds. Rob Kephart will moderate the discussion.
 
The discussion swirling around wind farms has hit close to home for many area residents. Hornby town officials are considering the extension of a moratorium on wind turbine construction. Pratts-burgh, Cohocton, Hartsville, Hornellsville, Howard and many other locations in the state are also wrestling with the wind farm issue.
 
Wind farm proponents say the turbines would provide a renewable energy source and income for some residents. They say they would also reduce taxes for municipalities and school districts.
 
Opponents of the giant propeller-like turbines say they hurt the environment and character of the community and are also a safety hazard.
 
The forum is free and open to the public.


Source: http://www.the-leader.com/a...

MAR 19 2006
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