Opinion: Not all studies on wind turbines are credible
The following letter to the editor appeared in the Jamestown (R.I.) Press and is reprinted here with permission of the author.
As a member for three years of the Wind Energy Committee--which was responsible for the feasibility study and site selection analysis for the wind turbine under consideration in Jamestown--I have followed with interest the debates on this issue.
First there were letters in the Press that opposed the turbine based on speculative predictions of economic viability. Then the wind turbine was attacked on aesthetic grounds, which is ironic since one of the iconic symbols of Jamestown is a windmill. And now we have moved on to the famous “wind turbine syndrome.”
In his May 17 letter (“There is evidence ...