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Wind power industry will have to deal with critics

America’s growing wind power industry is now facing new challenges — resistance to the wind turbines. Wind power critics have raised concerns about visual pollution, such as on Cape Cod and upstate New York where rows of wind turbines constructed or proposed can impact scenic skylines. America’s Defense Department has raised concern about the impact of multiple wind turbines on defense radar systems. Now, conservationists and coal advocates have asked Congress to seek an assessment of how many bats and birds are maimed or killed by wind turbines’ blades before the industry grows too large.

America’s growing wind power industry is now facing new challenges — resistance to the wind turbines.

Wind power critics have raised concerns about visual pollution, such as on Cape Cod and upstate New York where rows of wind turbines constructed or proposed can impact scenic skylines.

America’s Defense Department has raised concern about the impact of multiple wind turbines on defense radar systems.

Now, conservationists and coal advocates have asked Congress to seek an assessment of how many bats and birds are maimed or killed by wind turbines’ blades before the industry grows too large.

Currently, the wind power industry is supported by federal tax credits. The industry also benefits from its status as an unregulated energy power industry.

While Minnesota is building a growing wind industry, Texas remains the leader in wind-generated industry. More than 2,000 wind turbines have been erected in west Texas.

According to the American Wind Association, the industry grew 27 percent in 2006 producing enough power for 2.9 million homes nationwide.

The association claims that the wildlife damage by wind turbines is minimal.

While the damage is minimal, it would be prudent of this developing... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

America’s growing wind power industry is now facing new challenges — resistance to the wind turbines.

Wind power critics have raised concerns about visual pollution, such as on Cape Cod and upstate New York where rows of wind turbines constructed or proposed can impact scenic skylines.

America’s Defense Department has raised concern about the impact of multiple wind turbines on defense radar systems.

Now, conservationists and coal advocates have asked Congress to seek an assessment of how many bats and birds are maimed or killed by wind turbines’ blades before the industry grows too large.

Currently, the wind power industry is supported by federal tax credits. The industry also benefits from its status as an unregulated energy power industry.

While Minnesota is building a growing wind industry, Texas remains the leader in wind-generated industry. More than 2,000 wind turbines have been erected in west Texas.

According to the American Wind Association, the industry grew 27 percent in 2006 producing enough power for 2.9 million homes nationwide.

The association claims that the wildlife damage by wind turbines is minimal.

While the damage is minimal, it would be prudent of this developing industry to work to minimize damage as much as possible. It must also work to educate the public on the value of and the methods of wind power.


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MAY 7 2007
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