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Pros, cons of wind power debated

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Wind energy experts, opponents, supporters, citizens and supervisors all aired their concerns about the issue Jan. 28.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — A wind energy workshop on Monday gave citizens an opportunity to vent about Carroll’s proposal to ban tall structures on ridge tops, a response by county officials to the possibility of a wind turbine farm being developed on Stoots Mountain.
An idea by EDP Renewables to study a wind farm caused the neighbors and other citizens some concerns, which were shared at several meetings with the Carroll Board of Supervisors.
The wind farm could have as many as 24 turbines that reach nearly 500 feet tall.


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