Tilting at Windmills

NY Times Piece today about wind energy. The debate it conjures is about the asthetics of wind energy and the inflexibility of some environmentalists. If every ridgetop were covereed in a wind farm, I’d be dismayed, but a few here and there will be great neighbors.
On another note – a campaign is brewing to restore the second of Golden Gate Park’s old dutch windmills. One windmill is in fabulous condition and the other is about to fall down. Why not add a modern turbine to the operation?… what better place to showcase clean energy?

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Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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  1. We have similar issues in Ontario. The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Niagara Escarpment is a prime location for wind turbines but the Niagara Escarpment Commission and many individuals (I hesitate to call them environmentalists since they behave more like NIMBY-ites) want to prohibit commercial scale turbines in proximity to the Escarpment.

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