For anyone who wants to learn more about wind power, here are a few recommendations:
- NATIONAL WIND WATCH: An on-line repository of documents about all aspects of wind energy. “Large-scale wind turbines cause significant harm to wildlife, people, and the environment. In return, because of the wind’s low density, indeterminacy, and high variability, they do next to nothing for reducing carbon and other emissions or dependence on other fuels.” (www.wind-watch.org)
- WINDFALL: An award winning documentary. “Wind power… It’s green… It’s good… Or is it? Windfall exposes the dark side of wind energy development when the residents of a rural upstate New York town consider going green.” (IMDb.com) It is available for instant screening on Netflix and Amazon.
- WIND RUSH: A documentary produced by 90th Parallel for the CBC’s Doczone. “Wind has been proven to generate immense amounts of energy-enough to power hundreds of thousands of homes. And yet what should be the greenest of all energy sources is having severe growing pains: it’s expensive, it has been seen to make people physically ill and there are a great many activists who claim there is, in fact, nothing green about turbine energy. “Wind Rush” looks at both sides of the contentious issue that has environmentalists and communities pitted against one another. Directed by Andrew Gregg. Edited by Geoff Matheson.” (90th Parallel)
- WIND TURBINE SYNDROME: A Book by by Nina Pierpont, MD, PhD. “Wind energy is a multi-billion dollar a year industry. It’s billed as ‘clean, green, renewable.’In this engagingly written, peer-reviewed report by a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine-trained M.D. and Princeton Ph.D., we discover wind energy’s dirty little secret.” read more (WindTurbineSyndrome.com)