Wind power industry faces PR battle to convince locals to live with turbines

Jul 16, 2007 | Posted by: The Canadian Press | Full story: The Canadian Press

“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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77 wind farms

Toronto, Canada

#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
http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.c...
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
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story...

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