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Barbara Lombardo of Saratoga Springs, NY, is a journalism adjunct at University at Albany and retired executive editor of The Saratogian, The Record and the Community News. Follow her on Twitter @Barb_Lombardo.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wind turbines are elegant harnesses of Mother Nature's energy

Two of the many wind turbines
visible from the road en route
to Hamilton, NY
The photo I took from the car this past weekend barely caught two of the more than a couple of dozen wind turbines that poke over the hills en route to Hamilton, N.Y.
I can’t speak to complaints that the turbines make noise or harm birds, both issues that should be addressed.

But for those who don’t like their looks, I beg to differ. The turbines are elegant testaments to meeting a need for power smartly and creatively. They are showing up en masse in more and more places, harnessing Mother Nature’s unbounded energy.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

try living next to them. the noise is maddening. and the power stations are so loud, that they give you a headache. there is a humming noise that doesnt go away. they also lower your property value.

November 1, 2014 at 11:03 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful and something that needs to be accepted. Take a look at Copenhagen, Denmark a city that will not only be carbon neutral by 2025, but produces 15% + of it's energy from wind. The highest property values in the city overlook the Middelgrunden Wind farm out in the sound and they use the view as a selling asset... The US has a long way to go, but once you accept a sustainable lifestyle you soon realize it is more convenient and healthier :)

November 2, 2014 at 3:57 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have to agree. The time has come to look at any and all alternative energy sources. I too think they are beautiful in what they represent and also their sleek design. Thanks Barbara for the photo

November 4, 2014 at 7:19 AM 

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