Pioneer Green Energy, the wind developer trying to squeeze wind turbines on to small parcels of land in North East, is working on a project in Alabama. Their original plans, according to the residents of Alabama, were for wind turbines 450 feet tall. News stories in the paper listed even shorter heights. It seems they’ve grown.
Filings with the Federal Aviation Administration, now give the structure height as 570 feet. Their proposal to the residents appears to be off by 120 feet and compared to newspaper articles, even more. There seems to be a discrepancy between what they say and what they do.
What is REALLY being proposed for North East?
It makes you wonder what they are really proposing for North East. The original plan was for 500 foot turbines, as near as we can tell, but the wind ordinance under consideration now limits turbines to 550 feet, as of the most recent proposal. Will it be changed again to an even greater height to accommodate the plans of Pioneer?
Just to remind you, here’s what a 500 foot wind turbine looks like, but that isn’t big enough, they want even bigger ones. How many of these do you want in North East?
If you care about the future of North East, if you are concerned about the safety of the residents, if you are worried about property values and if you want to preserve the scenic beauty of our ridge, tell these developers to go home. North East does not want and does not need industrial wind turbines. Just say NO!
Link: FAA list – choose state of Alabama, then scroll down the list – fixed original link that was not working correctly