Episode 3 of “Wind Wars” aired last night on TVOntario’s “Blown Apart” series; final episode will air next Sunday on TVOntario at 8 p.m.
For those who can’t wait to see more of Rachel Ruffle of RES (Note that RES is in North America and is part owner of the huge Talbot wind “farm” in southwestern Ontario), here is a YouTube clip in which she tells people what the documentary left out.
She smilingly hits on all the important points from the wind industry playbook:
-wind provides “green” electricity
-most people support wind
-there are no health problems
-visual impact is not really a concern (Note at one point in episode 3, she told community member Michael Hulme that “you don’t own the view”)
If you still want to see more Rachel, there are more videos of the RES UK Director explaining a “teeny” error in the company’s noise data (which they fought hard not to have to release) but since it was just 0.4 dB it didn’t really matter anyway; there is also a video of the project manager Helen Hall who says RES is anxious to provide work for local contractors and to give the community the benefits of the wind “farm.” Of course, these jobs and “benefits” will last only as long as the construction period, but she doesn’t say that.
Better Plan in Wisconsin has a link to the entire series http://betterplan.squarespace.com/todays-special/2011/7/27/72711-movie-day-at-better-plan-watch-the-bbc-series-wind-war.html and TVO allows you to browse episodes at http://ww3.tvo.org/program/165864/blown-apart-windfarm-wars/#
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