Windfall

1hr 22min | 2010
Wind power is good and green, right? The WINDFALL movie exposes the dark side of wind energy development when the residents of a rural upstate New York town consider going green.

Topics: Environment, Climate Change, Wind Power, Energy, Neighborhood, Community, Project, Industrial, DC Environmental Film Festival
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maryanne rice
maryanne rice
March 23, 2014
A+
Andy K
Andy K
January 16, 2014
B+
I grew up one county away from Delaware Count many years so it was nice to see the scenery. They filmed on sunny days. A tough thing to do there as there are not that many. When I started to watch I thought, "What not to like about wind power". I had only seen these graceful blades from a distance. This film taught me that they are not bad at a distance but there are some serious issues if they get too close. Being involved in local zoning myself I felt for the position their local boards got it.
Felicia Lasley
Felicia Lasley
December 17, 2013
C+
Douglas Pfau
Douglas Pfau
October 19, 2013
A
Larry Lorusso
Larry Lorusso
February 3, 2013
As someone who lives near a Hoosac Wind project I can say from experience that industrial wind are terrible neighbors. Just hope you don't have these things move to your neighborhood.
Donna Davidge
Donna Davidge
February 3, 2013
please watch the whole thing before you judge it..it has useful information about the lies that are wind and the people fooled by it.,.be objective..
Najeda Patolo
Najeda Patolo
October 28, 2012
What exactly is this about? Is this about wealthy people who don't want to part with their view in exchange for increased energy independence and $$ for the local government? I, too, am only 20 minutes into this film and am not sure that I want to watch any more of this. I thought I was going to learn more about the actual industry, not listen to old people bicker about their neighbors. Disappointing.
Dianne Hunter
Dianne Hunter
October 28, 2012
Is it their age or the bickering that disappoints?
Dianne Hunter
Dianne Hunter
October 28, 2012
Holland-size windmills seem an appropriate option. It is the 400-feet size that seems to be the problem in Meredith.
Najeda Patolo
Najeda Patolo
October 28, 2012
I think that their age makes it worse. Their behavior is childish.
Dianne Hunter
Dianne Hunter
October 28, 2012
This is about the adverse consequences of absent forethought.
Najeda Patolo
Najeda Patolo
October 28, 2012
If so, then that is how the film should be marketed, not about exposing "the dark side of wind energy development". Unless that came up later, I didn't see much discussion about the environmental ramifications of wind-powered energy. That is what I was hoping to hear about.
Sarah Rukaj
Sarah Rukaj
January 30, 2013
Najeda Patolo what i got out of it' if i may. is that for the environment or not' big business can be corrupt.all about the money. I know we all understand that everything can come with its downs and ups. there is no big fix it' for our issues at hand. it comes down to us' lessening how much we need energy' and then the energy we do need... more local sources. i wish i knew what exactly' but the size of these things'''i saw one in Portsmouth nh' amazing. small and efficient!
Sarah Rukaj
Sarah Rukaj
January 30, 2013
Dianne Hunter hi'. with all the technology and smart thinkers we have....i would sacrifice ' and look at those things and listen to that noise if that was the only way. but smaller...less energy out put' right? maybe...but that also means less money for the business. but there are cute small ones around. one home ' or complex type generators. but i do like those cute Holland sized windmills'
Colette McLean
Colette McLean
February 4, 2013
Where is your proof that wind energy will provide increased energy independence when the U.S. is self sufficient in coal, & NG. Please understand that oil is not used for electrical generation. The film has clearly shown the collusion that is happening when wind developers come to your town. Nowhere has it been shown that wind energy will reduce the use of coal, provide revenues that offset the exorbitant rates we must pay in order to support wind energy or provide "green" jobs. Their own planning board who did extensive review to show that set-backs had to be larger than what the wind industry promote, was turned down and defined as non-credible and yet over and over again they turn to the wind industry representatives to substantiate that there will no problems. The people who stand to gain a big financial windfall. How can this source of information unbiased?
Wayne Stepp
Wayne Stepp
September 28, 2012
wow a good film information is king and reading stuff on the internet is not that great because it is full of stuff that just is so off the mark that it will confuse you a waste a lot of time so what do you do? I say watching this film I got alot of info from the people that have them in there back yard it doesn't sound like a very good idea to me think of a constantsound you can not turn off that right there is enough to say noway green energy it is not and believe me when a company comes to you and says trust me it will be no big deal then right there it is a big deal so I say no to giant wind turbines. I was on interstate 90 and I passed a semi truck with a blade you can not believe how big just one blade is how they even get them on site is a wonder in it self.
Deo Darlene Wells
Deo Darlene Wells
September 28, 2012
Do you make 200,000 per. year? I don't. I pay my fair amount of taxes. Romneys friends pay little or none. Now how bad is that. Come on middle class help take back our country. Vote Democratic
Janet Lurker
Janet Lurker
September 2, 2012
The constant noise and shadows would drive me crazy. This community is to dense in population.