A journey through the heated debate over wind farms
Construction of a turbine in Washington state.
The turning vanes call to mind a natural force — the wind — in a way that a cell phone or microwave tower, for example, most certainly do not.
Yep, these suckers are really big! Blades 165 feet long mounted on towers hundreds of feet high take full advantage of upper level wind currents, allowing us to displace a portion of our fossil fuel consumption.
Cattle don't seem to share the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) mentality.
Low conflict areas, such as cultivated agricultural fields or pastures, are prime locations for wind turbines.