Source 10: West Butte wind project
Call to action: West Butte wind project (buildbabybuild.net, 2/6/09, Near Bend, Oregon)
This is a blog from a community member that argues in favor of the development of a wind farm near Bend, Oregon that could power up to 50,000 homes.
What is it?
This is a blog from buildbabybuild.net
Call to action: West Butte wind project
buildbabybuild.net, 2/6/09, Near Bend, Oregon
Stephanie Hicks, author of blog
There is a video produced by 3E Strategies, a supporter of the project, that tells ordinary people how they can get involved in their community to promote alternative energy sources. The author tells us about what she thinks the impact of this project will be on her community.
Audience and Agenda:
Build baby build is a website dedicated to organizing support for community-based, wind energy projects. It is a grassroots effort to build towards a cleaner, more sustainable future. It was launched by Smith Energy, a Cambridge, MA-based developer of wind, solar, and energy storage projects. It is aimed at anyone who wants to promote alternative energy projects in their communities.
The website was created to encourage people to get involved in alternative energy projects in their community. The document is meant to inform people of the benefits of the West Butte wind project. The author wants people to get involved in the process of bringing this project to fruition. She gives many statistics, but does not state a source for them. She does include one argument against the project, but then rationalizes against it. It is only a side note and she downplays the effects that the wind turbines could have on the habitat of one specific bird. She fails to state other, more valid arguments against wind energy such as the loud noise and vibrations caused by the turbines and the amount of land the wind farms occupy.
About BuildBabyBuild.net and its authors
More about the West Butte Wind Project
An article about the launch of BuildBabyBuild.net
about Smith Energy
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