Informational meeting planned

Published 8:33 pm Friday, April 12, 2019

Iowa citizens of Worth County will host an informational meeting to provide answers to some of the questions and controversies surrounding wind energy — especially the controversy about large wind turbines. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kensett Town Hall in Kensett.

According to a press release, the main speaker will be Julie Kuntz of Concerned Residents of Worth County. She is a resident of Grafton, Iowa, and has educated herself about wind energy, wind turbines and the wind energy industry. Kuntz is a fifth-generation farmer and a pharmacist.

A similar presentation was offered in Grafton in fall 2018 and drew well over 100 people. Numerous people who missed that meeting have asked for a repeat of the information, the release states.

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Wind energy has become a controversial subject at the same time that wind energy is working to establish contracts in Iowa. This meeting hopes to inform people with a non-wind industry view of the wind turbines and how they impact local communities and local residents.