Off-shore wind farms project. You might have heard by now about the New York Power Authority’s Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project (GLOW) but haven’t checked their site for details.
I suggest before you form an opinion about the project you thoroughly look over their site. Your opinion about this project should not be a knee-jerk reaction about seeing tall wind turbines off the shores of Lake Ontario.
It should be about energy and Climate Change. Sure, there are issues about bird deaths, bats, noise, aesthetics, and more. They are addressed on this site.
Ultimately, I think this issue one of the most important environmental issues going on at the moment, but it is being marginalized because it isn’t being viewed as a major Climate Change solution for our area. Groups are saying no to off-shore wind and no one is reminding them that this means we will be stuck with coal and other fossil fuels.
This decision about off-shore wind farms should be framed in the press as a major ethical issue.
Check out: New York Power Authority: What We Do "Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project (GLOW) On June 4, 2010, NYPA President Richard Kessel announced the start of a multi-phase review process for five proposals vying to construct the GLOW project or projects in the New York State waters of Lake Erie and/or Lake Ontario." - New York Power Authority: Welcome