St. Croix County wind energy project dispute pits neighbor vs. neighbor – Leader

December 1, 2013 by  
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Wind turbines rise above farmland in the Shirley Wind Farm in Brown County, a few miles south of Green Bay. The project was developed by Emerging Energies of Wisconsin, the same company that has proposed building Highland Wind Farm in the St. Croix County town of Forest.



Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013 12:36 am
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Updated: 12:44 am, Sun Dec 1, 2013.

St. Croix County wind energy project dispute pits neighbor vs. neighbor

By Eric Lindquist
Leader-Telegram staff

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A dispute over a proposed wind farm in northeastern St. Croix County has blown a huge hole in the normally tight-knit fabric of the farming community where the project’s developer hopes to build the $250 million project.


That may be the only thing opponents and advocates in the town of Forest agree on about the Highland Wind Farm, which would consist of up to 44 wind turbines, each nearly 500 feet tall to the tip of the highest blade, generating a total of 102.5 megawatts of electricity.

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