It is not choosing between wind generators
and nothing. It is choosing between wind generators and other forms of
power, which presently is our dependence on coal, producing climate change, mercury
poisoning, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Which aesthetics do
Also, well place wind generators are of
less danger to birds than the killings from windshields and windows.
Please put your concerns into perspective. I also suggest you read Plan B,
available online from the Worldwatch Institute’s Founder by going
to the Earth Policy Institute.
Debra Rowe, Ph.D.
U.S. Partnership for Education for
Disciplinary Associations Network for
Higher Education Associations
Association for the Advancement of
Sustainability in Higher Education
Asssociation of University Leaders for a
Sustainable Energies and Behavioral
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Doug Welker
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008
To: Alexander J. Sagady
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Energy company
seeking leases for wind turbines
Yes it is, and this isn't the first time folks here
have been concerned about wind power projects and their impact on migrating
birds and aesthetics.
However, in this area most township and county
officials are of the mindset that "if it brings in development, it must be
good for the community."
Almost all ridges in the northeastern half of Keweenaw
County are visible from Brockway Mountain.
On 2/3/08, Alexander J. Sagady <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Isn't the high ridge of the Keeweenau Peninsula a
site of hawk migration?
What is the potential to
for damage to birds and bats in that location?
Will these wind turbines be visible from Brockway
Is this development compatible with Keeweenau Peninsula
as a site for tourism and recreation?
At 01:43 AM 02/03/2008, Abby Rubley wrote:
>Energy company seeking leases for wind turbines
>2/2/2008, 5:15 p.m. ET
>The Associated Press
>STANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) Wind could someday be generating
electricity in Houghton County in western Upper Michigan.
>Heritage Sustainable Energy LLC has been securing leases from property owners
along a ridge in the central part of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The Traverse
City-based company hopes to be able to lease 2,000 to 3,000 acres, then begin
testing the area's wind potential.
>Project coordinator Rick Wilson says the company proposes erecting
three-bladed upwind turbines, but more analysis is needed. He tells The Daily
Mining Gazette of Houghton that the power generated by the turbines would be
sold on the electricity market.
>Wilson says lessors will receive royalty payments for the power generated
by turbines on their land if the wind farm is developed.
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