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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Legals

By TAMARA COHEN, EMILY ANDREWS and MARK DUELL DAILY MAIL 31 May 2012

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152460/The-wind-farm-rebellion-blows-Britain-campaigners-heart-villages-victory.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

 

The wind farm rebellion gathered pace yesterday following a landmark High Court ruling.

Campaigners are taking heart from a judge’s decision on Tuesday that the right of villagers to preserve their landscape is more important than renewable energy targets. Mrs Justice Lang said that four 350 ft turbines would harm the character and appearance of Hemsby on the edge of the… Continue reading

I understand the County is considering a 1,000 foot residential setback requirement for wind turbines, and I have read that certain committee members are contemplating a recommendation increasing that to a 1,500 foot minimum. My testimony will address the adequacy of such setbacks, based upon a synopsis of widely known, reported and/or studied effects of living in close proximity to utility scale wind turbine projects. My testimony also includes results of my own independent study of… Continue reading

October 4, 2012

(Queen’s Park)—Today, Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce) wrote to the Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan and asked him to immediately direct the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) to begin a third-party study into the property values of homes within a wind turbine zone.

After the London Free Press reported that another independent study has come forth from Ben Lansink of Lansink Appraisals and Consulting stating that homes within a wind turbine zone are selling for much less than… Continue reading

Times Online

January 10 2004

By Lewis Smith

http://www.countryguardian.net/marton_judgement.htm

WIND farms can ruin the peace of the countryside and destroy the value of nearby homes, a judge has ruled.

The ruling is the first of its kind and damages the wind energy industry’s assertion that it is “a myth” that property prices are affected.

District Judge Michael Buckley said that the noise, visual intrusion and flickering of light through the blades of turbines reduced the value of a house by… Continue reading