Eight Hobart and William Smith Colleges environmental studies students gave a presentation on the pros and cons of wind-to-energy systems Nov. 20 to the South Bristol Planning Board. Members of the group visited a windmill farm — similar to the one that would be proposed in South Bristol — in Fenner, southeast of Syracuse. The group also studied matters of policy, environmental issues and the feasibility of wind energy. The article on their presentation to the board is titled “Windmills stir up student enthusiasm” and ran in the Nov. 21 Canandaigua Daily Messenger.
While all group members are environmental studies students — and some of them say they may have been in favor of renewable energy when they started the project — they all contend they worked hard to look at all sides of the complex issue. The initial story was in the Nov. 16 Canandaigua Daily Messenger story “Students step into wind farm fray”.