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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.


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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