"I think it would be a little more fair if the people who are affected by this have an opportunity to listen and put their views forward," Emil Schwarz said from his Des Plaines, Ill., home Monday. Schwarz said he is not opposed to wind energy, but does not want wind turbines near his summer home in Pentwater.
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Woodbury wanted to think green. But now, it is having to think again. The city's ambitious plans to promote renewable energy are hitting a wall that is blocking green efforts coast-to-coast - homeowners' associations. The associations are fighting city efforts to allow solar panels and wind turbines. ...Because associations control about 70 percent of the homes in Woodbury, the resistance of the associations could cripple alternative-energy efforts.