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“Large-Scale Wind Energy” (November 18, 2021)

Updated: Nov 20, 2021

Peter Sinclair, Videographer and Publisher of wind101.info

Large-scale wind energy is a hot topic in Houghton County these days with the Scotia Wind project proposed in Adams Township. Those of us who are concerned about climate change welcome the transition to renewable energy, but many have questions about the efficacy and impact on our landscape of large wind turbines. The controversy over the Scotia Wind project, which echoes the arguments that were made in the abortive Summit Lake project in Baraga County, shows that issues around large-scale wind power in the U.P. are complex and contentious. The next UPEC livestream will tackle this issue with the help of Peter Sinclair, a Midland-based videographer who specializes in environment and renewable energy issues. For a decade, Mr. Sinclair has produced a monthly video series for the Yale University School of Environment, and has interviewed hundreds of the world’s leading scientists and engineers. His videos are recognized by experts internationally, and have established Mr. Sinclair as a frequent presenter on climate, renewable energy, and science communication. In 2017, the National Center for Science Education recognized Mr. Sinclair as a “Friend of the Planet."


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