If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
EMILE ZOLA

Ten years too late, it’s good riddance to wind farms – one of the most dangerous delusions of our age

Christopher Booker UK

"I have been following this (wind turbine) extraordinary story for ten years ever since, in 2002, I first began looking carefully at what really lay behind this deceptive obsession with the charms of wind power. It didn’t take me long, talking to experts and reading up on the technical facts, to see that the fashionable enthusiasm for wind energy was based on a colossal illusion. I first warned about what I called ‘the greatest mistake in our history’ in an article in the Mail almost ten years ago.
I described the claim that it would be the answer to all our future energy problems as a catastrophic failure of judgment. I feared that windpower was stupendously inefficient and ludicrously expensive and that by falling for the greatest energy hoax of our time, the Labour government could be consigning Britain to a very dark future. So unreliable are wind turbines — thanks to the wind’s constant vagaries — that they are one of the most inefficient means of producing electricity ever devised."


"The erection of a wind turbine creates apprehension in the general public, which makes the property less desirable and thus diminishes the prices of neighbouring property...” “Continuing scientific uncertainty over the adverse health consequences of wind turbines only serves to perpetuate the debilitating effect of wind turbines on property prices.”
Ben Lansink, Appraiser

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November 19, 2012

By Peter Hendra, Kingston Whig-Standard

http://www.thewhig.com/2012/11/19/anti-wind-turbine-group-sends-letter-to-minister

KINGSTON – A group that opposes the proposed building of wind turbines on Amherst Island hopes a letter to the provincial government will discourage it from approving a wind project planned for the island.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., through its subsidiary Windlectric Inc., is planning to erect 33 to 37 wind turbines on the island, each of which would stand 50 storeys high, that would generate 75 megawatts. The project is awaiting approval from the Ontario government.

In a letter dated Nov. 15, Peter Large, president of the Association to Protect Amherst Island, states that the “unique, bio-diverse” island wouldn’t be a suitable for an “industrial-scale wind-turbine complex” because it is, among other reasons, an important migration stop for a variety of endangered birds.

 

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