Down East 2013 ©
Depending on who you talk to these days, wind-generated electricity is either Maine’s last, best hope for economic growth and energy independence, or it is a spreading blight upon the land that threatens both the state’s scenic beauty and its abundant natural resources. The debate over wind power has stirred Mainers’ passions and prompted widespread discussion about where we must place our priorities in the coming century. What will wind power mean for your community? How will it affect your family? In this special section, we aim to help you answer these questions.