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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Backgrounder

January 3, 2013

by Sherri Lange

http://www.masterresource.org

“Eric Bibler of Save Our Seashore writes that there are a MILLION Reasons to be Concerned About Industrial Wind Turbines. He invites you to go to your computer and type in the words: wind turbine lawsuit. The result is a staggering (his caps) ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND. As 2013 evolves, more and more of these cases, we predict, will settle on loss of property values, loss of… Continue reading

January 2, 2013

by Sherri Lange

http://www.masterresource.org

“A new website, www.windturbinepropertyloss.org, provides summary materials and emerging events around property loss and wind turbine sprawl, suggesting that a robbery is well under way, stretching well beyond 30 years, and knowing no geographical limits. Some of the focus is on individual lives shattered by loss of property values.”

Wind developers and anyone aiding and abetting the new textbook example of a NEGATIVE EXTERNALITY should pay damages in full for… Continue reading

03 Nov 2012

By 

 http://www.telegraph.co.uk

American and British researchers compared two groups of residents in the US state of Maine. One group lived within a mile of a wind farm and the second group did not.

Both sets of people were demographically and socially similar, but the researchers found major differences in the quality of sleep the two groups enjoyed.

The findings provide the clearest evidence yet to support long-standing complaints from people living near turbines… Continue reading

22 Jul 2012

By , Science Correspondent

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Wind farms can bring down property prices, government officials have accepted after downgrading the official valuation of several homes close to turbines.

The decisions by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to move certain houses close to wind farms into lower council tax bands are the first official recognition that the turbines can lower the value of nearby homes.

Although property experts have long acknowledged the harmful effect of… Continue reading

On 16th March, 2009, the Danish association for Danes with houses in Sweden, named Danske Torpare, addressed a statement about problems with windmills to the Swedish government. A copy was sent to the Danish government. Here is this statement translated into English:

Points of view regarding wind power in Southern Sweden

Since the 1960s the Danes have bought or rented good and well situated weekend houses in the most southerly areas of Sweden. Since the end of… Continue reading

September-October 2012

Michael A. Nissenbaum, Jeffery J. Aramini, Christopher D. Hanning

Environmental noise is emerging as one of the major public health concerns of the twenty-first century  The drive to ‘renewable’, low-carbon energy sources, has resulted in Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs) being sited closer to homes in traditionally quiet rural areas to reduce transmission losses and costs. Increasing numbers of complaints about sleep disturbance and adverse health effects have been documented,  while… Continue reading

January 8, 2011

by Dr. Nina Pierpont

With regard to the mechanism of Wind Turbine Syndrome, we are now in the interesting position of having, on the one hand, a demonstrated cochlear response to infra-sound without a known brain response. On the other hand, if we consider the vestibular (balance) organs in the inner ear (which share physiology and fluid connections with the cochlea), we know a lot about brain responses. There is a large scientific… Continue reading

March 30, 2010

http://saveourseashore.org/?page_id=94

Wind turbine project defeated! 

This article has lots of great information on why the project went sideways and was defeated.

 

The town of Wellfleet Energy Commission in Massachusetts said they wanted to build a wind turbine to make money for the town and do their part for the environment. They said people wouldn’t see or hear  it.  So people trusted them and voted to support the project. But now the town’s… Continue reading

July 19, 2011

Arline L. Bronzaft

Research linking loud sounds to hearing loss in youngsters is now widespread, resulting in the issuance of warnings to protect children’s hearing. However, studies attesting to the adverse effects of intrusive sounds and noise on children’s overall mental and physical health and well-being have not received similar attention. This, despite the fact that many studies have demonstrated that intrusive noises such as those from passing road traffic, nearby rail systems, and overhead aircraft can… Continue reading

25/10/12

Daniel Wetzel, Die Welt

http://www.thegwpf.org/lies-damn-lies-and-green-statistics/

 

Almost all predictions about the expansion and cost of German wind turbines and solar panels have turned out to be wrong – at least by a factor of two, sometimes by a factor of five.

When Germany’s power grid operator announced the exact amount of next year’s green energy levy on Monday, it came as a shock to the country. The cost burden for consumers and industry have reached a “barely tolerable level… Continue reading