Windfall, a documentary movie about the bad experience of the upstate New York town of Meredith with proposals for placing wind turbines in the local area, opened in New York City recently. The movie has also been shown at a number of film festivals.
Laura Israel was the Director/Producer of the movie and Brian Jackson was the Director of Photography.
A movie trailer and some reviews (click “PRESS”) of the movie are available at the Windfall website. Links to two of the reviews are listed below.
“Tilting at Windmills” by Robert Bryce, New York Post, February 6, 2012.
“Wind Power: Renewable Resource, or Another Corporate Scam?” by Andrew O’Hehir, Salon, February 1, 2012.
The approximately 25-foot wind turbine by Lake Pflugerville pictured above is much smaller than the 400-foot turbines mentioned in the movie that present serious noise problems. Yet, the smaller turbine is not silent on a very windy day and is not a fixture that a person may want to put up with in a neighboring yard.
Added February 19, 2012:
“National Trust Comes Out Against ‘Public Menace’ of Wind Farms” by Louise Gray, The Telegraph, February 12, 2012.