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David Brossman

Cheif Custodian, The Quixote Project

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Would the wind energy industry make better planet-saving progress if wind turbines didn’t all look like gigantic airplane propellers?

If new turbines could be developed that weren't such enormous fixtures on the landscape, weren't an annoyance to local residents, and didn't eat birds and bats, would it make a difference in sustainable energy development efforts? How can public opinion influence seemingly unshakable corporate trajectories, so innovations are rigorously pursued for human need, rather than for profit?

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    Aug 22 2012: To be sure I understand, do you mean horizontal rotation as in VAWTs? Vertical Axis? I'd be very interested in the efficiency research, if you know where I could find it? Thanks!

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