News on the Street

The benefits of wind energy – the Positive story of Gratiot County, Michigan

October 27, 2010

Capturing the wind for power has been happening for a long, long time.  In recent years, the increase in using wind turbines to generate renewable, green energy has begun to rapidly expand. This rapid expansion has come with negative public perceptions and community responses that are not necessarily always based on true facts. At times…

Communities Often Organize Better Than Developers

October 15, 2010

This full color ad in a local newspaper is another sample of how organized and articulate anti-wind groups can be. It is also an example of how wind opponents have taken control of the wind ‘conversation’ in Ontario.

Scouting Out the Situation

October 14, 2010

At a recent PIC our team observed what appeared to be a “scouting team” of anti-wind groups.  Several individuals arrived at the start of the meeting stayed for a while, asked questions then left. When the anti-wind group arrived a couple of hours later those same individuals were part of the group.

Great Interactive Tool to Explain Wind Power to Communites

October 14, 2010

National Geographic has an interactive tool that simply and visually demonstrates how much energy can be generated by a wind turbine and how the wind speed and placement of turbine impacts the capacity. Learn more here

Wind Turbines Another Crop in the Field

October 13, 2010

What a great example of a landowner who is thrilled with the Wind Turbines on his farm and proud to talk about them. You can help landowners feel proud about the turbines – provide them with information they can share with concerned neighbours. Empower the landowner to discuss the benefits of the turbines and be proud of…

Wind Developer Thanks the Community

October 12, 2010

What a great place to be at the end of a project. A place where you as a wind developer can thank the community you developed in for their support. Engaging a community as early as possible in the development of a Wind or Solar Farm can only improve the relationship with that community. Learn more here