The Wind Works for DeWitt is a community platform for honest dialogue and genuine questions. While we encourage respectful debate, we condemn the spreading of misinformation. There has been a lot of misinformation spread about wind energy and the Alta Farms Wind Project, much of which has been pulled from unreliable, biased sources like windwatch.org or stopthesethings.com. Some of the information even stems from misleading communications on Facebook. These websites referenced are not credible sources. They are not fact-based, not peer-reviewed, and do not provide insight from subject matter experts with experience in the field.
We are here to share the facts about wind energy and arm you with credible information from credentialed, reliable, and unbiased third-party experts. Here are some tips on determining if a source is credible:
- The author should have a position of authority, experience or credentials in the field.
- Credible research, reports, or studies should include citations to other resources.
- Citations and other information should be drawn from sources like well-known non-profit organizations, respected universities, or government agencies.
- Whenever possible, seek out studies or papers that are peer reviewed. The peer review process is a form of scientific quality control.