Wind power industry faces PR battle to convince locals to live with turbines
“But if we start out with projects that ignore local concerns and railroad through projects in the wrong locations, we could end up having wind energy get a bad name.”
(CP) - Lisa Betts is battling a large energy development near her home in northern Nova Scotia's cottage country, but she's not up against the usual foes of nuclear power or coal-fired generating stations that often draw the ire of locals.
Instead, the proposal that has Betts writing politicians and collecting petition signatures is a wind farm near the village of Pugwash that would include more than 20 turbines - symbols of a green future that governments across the country are eagerly embracing. Read more
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#1 Aug 17, 2007
Canada has 77 wind farms,
but the number is expected to rise to more than 100 over the next five years.
Ted Rhodes, CanWest News Service
Wind power ardour cools
Opponents Complain Of High Cost, Inefficiency, Noise And Disruption Of Birds' Migration
Dakshana Bascaramurty, National Post
Published: Monday, July 30, 2007
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