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"Fragmentation of forests via wind turbine erection can impact interior nesting birds in a[n] adverse manner. The size and number of wind power developments in the future are also of concern with respect to habitat loss and fragmentation. This may become the primary ecological consideration in future wind power developments in these habitats."

"A question that remains open is risk to birds that migrate at night at very low altitudes. Virtually no studies have been conducted, in any area, of night migration at altitudes below 200-250 feet. Hence, the potential for risk to nocturnal migrants flying at these altitudes is not known. Most previous studies using radar and ceilometer strongly suggest that only a small percentage of nocturnal migrants fly below 250 feet above ground, but those techniques usually have limited abilities to detect low-flying birds and to discriminate birds at different altitudes. Until technology allows researchers to quantify the low-altitude migration, risk cannot be assessed."

—Paul Kerlinger, avian consultant for industrial windpower, 2002, 2000.

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Interview with Jon Boone on Wind and Energy


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Wind Evergy is Overblown
Jon Boone's speech, Wind Energy is Overblown, presented in Palermo in 2009. A slide presentation to accompany the speech can be found here: http://alleghenytreasures.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/the-%20charter-of-palermo/ The red numbers in the text correspond to slide numbers. You can download a text version without numbers here.


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The Wayward Wind
Jon Boone's address on The Wayward Wind was presented to a large audience in Wyoming County, New York.


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Industrial Wind: A Bill of Goods


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Fredonia, New York Wind Debate


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Fredonia, New York Wind Debate, Concluding Remarks


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Fredonia, New York Wind Debate, Summary


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Clipper Wind Request to Transfer Its CPCN to Constellation Green Energy: A Letter to the Maryland Public Service Commissioners
Jon Boone's comment to the MDPSC in response to Clipper Wind, LLC's request to transfer its CPCN, which it received more than four years ago, to Constellation Energy, headquartered in Houston, TX—and the parent company of Maryland's largest utility, Baltimore Gas and Electric. The Public Service Commissioners unanimously approved the request, without comment.


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Comments Presented to the Maryland General Assembly's Finance Committee re SB566 and the Economic Matters Committee re HB 1072.
Jon Boone's Testimony to the Maryland General Assembly hearings on companion bills that would allow wind developers to circumvent the MDPSC regulatory hearings required for all power generators operating in Maryland.


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Comments for the MDDNR Wind Hearing, Garrett College, January 30, 2008


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Comments before the DNR Wind Hearing, Arundel Center, Annapolis, January 31, 2008


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Criterion PSC Public Hearing Comments, March 6, 2008
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