Don’t let wind turbine issue drag on much longer

Posted on February 18, 2008. Filed under: Wind |

From an editorial in the Appleton Post-Crescent:

It’s about time to settle the Calumet County wind turbine issue.

More than a year old already, the controversy about how to regulate — or, in effect, even allow — two large turbine projects in one of the most promising areas in the state for wind energy has been hashed over again and again. The major sticking point is how far a turbine should have to be away from a house. The county’s current ordinance says 1,000 feet, but a special committee appointed to look into the effects of wind turbines recommended moving it back to 1,800 feet. Turbine project developers say that’s too far — that it would kill the project.

Last month, the county board passed a 70-day ban on permits for turbines. Some residents are asking for a one-year ban, to study the effects of a similar turbine project in Fond du Lac County. Really, that’s going to only serve to drag out a decision that needs to be made sooner.


Make a Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


    A statewide nonprofit dedicated to promoting economically and environmentally sustainable energy policies and practices in Wisconsin.


    Subscribe Via RSS

    • Subscribe with Bloglines
    • Add your feed to Newsburst from CNET
    • Subscribe in Google Reader
    • Add to My Yahoo!
    • Subscribe in NewsGator Online
    • The latest comments to all posts in RSS


Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...

%d bloggers like this: