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Windfall

Wind power... it's sustainable ... it burns no fossil fuels...it produces no air pollution. What's more, it cuts down dependency on foreign oil. That's what the people of Meredith, NY first thought when a wind developer looked to supplement the rural farm town's failing economy w...

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Other Authors: Films Media Group,, First-Run Features (Firm)
Format: Video
Language: English
Published: [Place of publication not identified] : First-Run Features (Firm), [2010]
Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 22 min., 49 sec.)) : sound, color.
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Summary: Wind power... it's sustainable ... it burns no fossil fuels...it produces no air pollution. What's more, it cuts down dependency on foreign oil. That's what the people of Meredith, NY first thought when a wind developer looked to supplement the rural farm town's failing economy with a farm of their own - that of 40 industrial wind turbines. But when a group of townspeople discover the impacts that a 400-foot high windmill could bring to their community, Meredith residents become deeply divided over the future of their community. With wind development in the United States growing annually at 39 percent, Windfall is an eye-opener for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of renewable energy.
Item Description: Originally released by First-Run Features (Firm), 2010.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 26, 2015.
Introduction: Windfall (2:34) -- Town Supervisor (3:19) -- Turbines as Neighbors (2:09) -- Contentious Issue (4:16) -- Isolated Community (3:36) -- Wind Business (2:00) -- Delaware County (4:00) -- Planning Board (2:22) -- Wind Farms (3:16) -- Low-Frequency Noise (2:48) -- Shadow Flicker (2:11) -- Other Considerations (2:57) -- Meredith Town Board (5:27) -- Wind Opposition (3:56) -- Energy Income (2:21) -- Wind Activists (3:33) -- Conflict of Interest (3:51) -- Fractured Town (5:11) -- Local Democracy (3:09) -- Tug Hill (3:38) -- Perceptions of Wind Companies (2:45) -- Winds of Change (2:14) -- Energy Inconsistency (2:57) -- Offsetting Costs (3:05) -- Off the Grid (2:10) -- Credits: Windfall (2:52)
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Wind power... it's sustainable ... it burns no fossil fuels...it produces no air pollution. What's more, it cuts down dependency on foreign oil. That's what the people of Meredith, NY first thought when a wind developer looked to supplement the rural farm town's failing economy with a farm of their own - that of 40 industrial wind turbines. But when a group of townspeople discover the impacts that a 400-foot high windmill could bring to their community, Meredith residents become deeply divided over the future of their community. With wind development in the United States growing annually at 39 percent, Windfall is an eye-opener for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of renewable energy.
9 & up.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Closed-captioned.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 22 min., 49 sec.)) : sound, color.
Format: Streaming video file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 9 & up.
Access: Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.