I'm pleased to report that “Wind Uprising,” a 31-minute documentary about the development of the first wind farm in Utah (and a wind farm described by the film's website as “the most urban … in the United States,” is now available on DVD via the website. Prices range from $29 up, depending on the intended use.
“Wind Uprising” is a positive, but balanced, recounting of the challenges facing a small developer seeking to install a utility-scale wind project. To its credit:
– It briefly discusses Utah's overall energy supply and where that energy comes from now, instead of implying that the choice between wind and nothing is a real choice.
– It includes articulate spokespeople on both sides–those who support the wind farm and those concerned about its effect on their community.
“Wind Uprising” has won several awards, and is definitely worth checking out.
More video resources for your viewing pleasure (these focus on wind power's benefits):
Wind Power: Supporting the Community of Lincoln, Maine
Tim Hemphill (farmer), Milford, IA
Judy Cleaves (innkeeper), Weston, ME
Mike Mayer (garage owner), Milford, UT
Shaun Sims (rancher), Evanston, WY
Tom Carr (dude rancher), New Raymer, CO
Benefits of wind for Hutchinson, Kans.Benefits of wind – Rugby Wind Farm, N.D.Benefits of wind – Dry Lake Wind Farm, Ariz.Benefits of wind – Casselman Wind Farm, Pa.Benefits of wind power – Klondike Wind Farm, Ore.Benefits of wind power for Petersburg, Neb.Effects of wind power on Goldendale, Wash.