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Authors of Wind Power in View


Martin Pasqualetti

is a professor of geography at Arizona State University. His Primary interest during 30 years of teaching and research has been the complex relationships between energy and land, centering on the territorial requirements of alternative energy resources such as geothermal, solar, and wind. He has also considered long-term warning strategies for nuclear waste repositories, the spatial consequences of nuclear power plant decommissioning, and the environmental costs of energy development along the 2000-mile strip of territory between the United States and Mexico. He has advised such organizations as the Natural Resource Defense Council, Resources for the Future, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress. He was twice elected chairman of the Energy and Environmental Specialty Group of the Associations of American Geographers, and was named "Environmental Educator of the Year" by the Association of Energy Engineers. He has published 100 articles and four books on various aspects of energy.

Paul Gipe

is the author of several books on wind energy including Wind Power for Home & Business, and Wind Energy Comes of Age. Wind Energy Comes of Age was selected by the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, for its list of outstanding academic books in 1995. Gipe also contributed a chapter to Guide de L'Énergie Éolienne, and co-authored a chapter in Wind Turbine Technology.

Robert Righter

is a research professor of History at the University at Southern Methodist University following an extensive teaching adn seriting career at the University of Wyoming and the Unversity of Texas. He has received acclaim for writings on American national parks, including Crucible for Conservation: The Struggle for Grand Teton National Park.He specializes in American environmental History. In recent years his research has turned toward energy issues, particularly wind energy. His most recent book is Wind Energy in America: A History has been a significant contribution to the study of wind energy, past and present.

Other Contributors

Gordon G. Brittan, Jr.

is Regents Professor of Philosophy qne Executive Director of the Wheeler Center at Monstan State University in Bozeman. He maintains a long-standing interest in the philosophical bases of the environmental movement. For nearly two decades he has fostered several innovative turbine dsigns in Montana and California, including a unique "Windjammer" wind turbine which uses natural materials as "sails". A 75-kW wind turbine generates electricity for the local grid and more than enough electricity to supply his Montana ranch.

Karin Hammarlund

is a social geographer with Hammarlund A. Konsult in Sweden and a research geographer at the School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University. for 10 years, she has consulted and written on public acceptance and planning procedures for the promotion of pubic acceptance of wind energy. She participated in two major wind power investigations for the Swedish national Energy Administration (Vinkdraft I harmoni, 1998) and the Environmental Ministry (Vindkraftfutrredningen, 1999).Hammarlund is presently acting as head of a research project concerning socio-technical aspects of wind power within the Swedish Wind Energy Research Program (VKK).

Martin Hoppe-Kilpper

is an electrical engineer specializing in the study of power, control, and measurement engineering. Since 1990 he has been the head of the wind energy department of the Institute for Solar Energy Supply Technology, ISET (Institut für Solare Energieversorgungstechnik), in Kassel, Germany. In this responsibility he is the project manager of the german government's 250-MW wind program. He has numerous publications on the present and future prospects of wind energy technology, and he often serves as an external expert for the research program of the European Commission.

Frode Birk Nielsen

is a landscape architect in Aarhus, Denmark. His pioneering discussion of the architectural and aesthetic characteristics of wind turbines while a student two decades ago can still be found in Danish libraries. His firm, Birk Nielsens Tegnestue, produced the beautifully illustrated Vindmøller og Landskab: Arkitektur og Aestetik in 1995 for the Danish government. The book was subsequently published in English as Wind Turbines & the Landscape: Architecture & Aesthetics. For many years his firm has worked on landscape solutions for the design, visualization and location of wind turbines in the open landscape, in technological landscapes, and in the open sea.

Christoph Schwahn

is a landscape architect in Göttingen, Germany. His study of the aesthetic intrusion of wind turbines into the polder landscape of Lower Saxony was the first of its kind in Germany. The resulting critical report and its findings were never made public. Schwahn continues to monitor the development of wind energy in Germany and growing role of wind turbines on the landscape.

Laurence Short

brings an artist's perspective to the wind power and landscape debate. Short lived for many years ni the famously picturesque Lake District of northwest England, an areas so coveted by wind developers that it already hosts 11 wind farm projects, with more planned. Through his firm, Visual Arts Development Agency, Short bridges the intellectual gaps among art, architecture, and public perceptions of landscape in the United Kingdom.

Urta Steinhäuser

(not a participant in Bellagio) is a landscape planner who has worked in diverse city planning offices in bremen, cologne, and Melsungen. She has lectured on the subject of monetary compensation for damage done to the environment caused by building construction. Her company "StadtLandFluss" (city, country, river) has contributed to many projects, including the landscaping of several wind parks. This worstimulateded a critical dispute about our aptitude to develop environmental preservation standards. She is a member of the architects' guild in Hessen.

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