Support the proposed wind farm in Columbia County, WI

Wind energy needs your vocal support in Wisconsin! Comments are due regarding the Environmental Impact of a proposed wind farm project by September 4, 2009. Now is the time for those of us who believe that wind power is good for the environment and good for Wisconsin to speak out and be heard.

Just got an email from Ed Blume of RENEW Wisconsin.  Here’s what he has to say:

Wind energy needs your vocal support in Wisconsin!

In October 2008, We Energies proposed the Glacier Hills Wind Park in the towns of Randolph and Scott in Columbia County – approximate 45 miles northeast of Madison. The Glacier Hills Wind Park would consist of 90 turbines and generate 162 megawatts of electricity – enough capacity to power approximately 45,000 homes.

Comments are due regarding the Environmental Impact of the project by September 4, 2009. Now is the time for those of us who believe that wind power is good for the environment and good for Wisconsin to speak out and be heard. If opponents are successful in their quest, the future of wind energy in Wisconsin will be seriously called into question.

You can lend your support by clicking here.  If you’d like, feel free to model your comments after mine:

I support the proposed wind farm in Columbia County. The future of affordable fossil fuel availability is uncertain. Wisconsin must import 100% of its fossil fuel, but we have abundant renewable resources. We need to tap into those resources to safeguard our energy future, as well as create jobs here in the state and protect our environment.

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It was a real thrill to skip across the lake powered by the wind – not to mention watching everyone trying to flip the boat back up after capsizing it!

Me with my daughter Clara trying to figure out that sailing thing...
Me with my daughter Clara trying to figure out that sailing thing...

In case anyone was wondering why I haven’t posted for a while, I’ve got a great excuse:  I was out enjoying myself!

Just got back from a family reunion up in Michigan’s U.P.  Yes, they actually do have summer there, sometimes, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it!  I spent most of the week bundled up in a sweatshirt.

We did get one day warm enough to don a swimsuit (if you were willing to keep moving!) and by happy coincidence the wind was right to take my dad’s boat out for a

My dad and brother having a little more success at it than I did.  What a pretty sight!

sail.  He owns a VERY small, VERY cantankerous little racing sailboat called a Force 5.  (They’re named that because the nutzoids who race them like to take them out in a force 5 gale.)  Personally I was happy the wind stayed at the gentle breeze level.

Well, we all had fun and it was a real thrill to skip across the lake powered by the wind – not to mention watching everyone trying to  flip the boat back up after capsizing it!  I’m looking forward to next year, though – Dad says he’ll be looking for a Sunfish (a much tamer and more tractable little sailboat) for the grandkids to learn on.  Count me in, too!

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My dad and brother having a little more success at it than I did. What a pretty sight!