2/5/08 Doin' Anything at Noon on Wednesday? How Big Are Those Turbines Again? And what's this about wind farms causing a blind spot in the radar?
And now, back to our regular program--
What are you doing Wednesday! About Noon! Want to see wind turbines from a paid salesman's point of view? Want to listen to an actual paid wind lobbyist? Want to hear from a salesman from a company that constructs wind turbines? We don't either, but we will be there! Come and make a difference!
The UNPAID staff of Better Plan, Rock County, invite you to attend a presentation at our state capitol building, (which is more than 10 stories shorter than the industrial wind turbines proposed for our community) this Wednesday, February 6, at noon.
One of the speakers is a salesman from EcoEnergy, the company that sold development rights to put up a wind farm in our community to Acciona of Spain.
The presentation is described by Renew Wisconsin this way:
"Why Wisconsin Must Warm Up to Wind "
A brown-bag briefing at 12:00 noon in the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 6.
The first half-hour will consist of prepared presentations from three speakers listed below.The second half-hour will be devoted to Q & A and a more informational discussion touching upon such topics as state and federal policies, local regulation of wind installations, project economics, and resources for state lawmakers, etc. This event is sponsored by Rep. Montgomery.
Date: February 6, 2008
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: GAR Hearing Room, 4th floor, State Capitol
Speakers: Curt Bjurlin (EcoEnergyLLC)
Mark Hutter (Michels Wind Energy) –invited
Michael Vickerman (RENEW Wisconsin)
OK. Now, how big are those turbines again?
And how many are there going to be in Magnolia township?
Let Each Orange Dot
Equal One 40 Story Turbine
EcoEnergy is unable to give us a map of where the 67 turbines proposed for Magnolia township would go, but just to get an idea of how many turbines we're talking about we thought we'd spread them out evenly across the entire township. Each turbine will be 40 stories tall and have a wing span wider than a 747. This map has 66 dots. Where would you put the 67th?