Amazingly, the Bangor Daily News published in this week's Metro Magazine an excellent essay critical of the wind industry's tactics based on the author's experience in Frankfort, Maine and its dealings with Eolian wind developer (the worst of the worst). Unfortunately, the Metro Magazine doesn't provide commenting opportunities. It is also unfortunate that the editor chose a stock photo intended to glamorize wind turbines instead of a photo of a destructive Maine wind site. Still, this is a great essay to read!
Excerpt: "I witnessed first hand the underbelly of the wind energy machine, and how they intimidate ordinance committee members and manipulate small towns strapped for money. Using innocuous terms like “windmills” and “wind farms” can’t disguise the reality that wind energy is a ruthless business guided by money and greed, as much as by any aspirations to save the planet."
Thank you, Brad Eden, artist, writer, and Registered Master Maine Guide, for your wonderful essay!
View of Mt. Waldo:From the top of Mt. Waldo looking east across the Penobscot River are the ridges in Orland that are also under threat from Eolian: