Fighting Fire with Facts

Gray, Tom
September 2005
Solar Today;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p10
Academic Journal
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) formed on July 6, 2005 the coalition Wind Energy Works! to engage in the public debate over the merits of wind energy, educate the public about the benefits of wind energy development and act as a counterbalance to the misinformation being spread by wind energy opponents. Polls in the country show that there is great support for wind energy development. The initial organizations in the coalition include a diverse array of national, regional and local environmental, agricultural, economic development, faith-based and wind and renewable energy advocacy groups, such as the Earth Policy Institute, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and the Izaak Walton League of America. AWEA has launched a web site to examine wind project-siting issues.


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