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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Personal Stories

Sep 11, 2012

The Canadian Press

http://www.680news.com

TORONTO, Ont. – An Ontario couple is trying to put the brakes on a proposed wind farm project until the health effects of turbines can be studied, and they’re turning to the courts for help.

Shawn and Trisha Drennan’s farm north of Goderich sits in the proposed Kingsbridge II wind farm and one turbine will be about 600 metres from their house. Twelve more turbines would be within the surrounding two kilometres.

Their… Continue reading

April 12, 2011

Alexandra M. Dannis and James G. Dannis

 

The key conclusion of the Appraisal Report is that the transmission lines would take high-quality view land with a highest and best use of residential development and drive the value of the land down to the lowest residual value. As the report states (p.52) in summarizing the analysis:

“The major conclusion with this analysis is that bisecting a lot with a HVTL [high voltage transmission line] renders it with… Continue reading

July 12, 2010

Author:  Yunk, Joe

http://www.wind-watch.org

My name is Joe Yunk; I currently reside at the address of N2630 Townhall Rd in Kewaunee County. My prior address was North 7905 County Trunk P, Algoma, Wisconsin which was in the Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) wind farm by Rio Creek, Wisconsin. I moved from the Algoma address to my current address on or about October 2009 to get away from the effects of the WPS wind farm.

I have… Continue reading

November 15, 2012

By Barb McKay

http://independent.on.ca

Professional engineer says reported impacts from wind turbines meet emergency criteria

A state of emergency will not be called in Kincardine to assist residents who have reported suffering health impacts from nearby wind energy developments.

Kincardine councillors were, at moments, apologetic as they explained to residents during last Wednesday’s meeting that they could not fulfill a request to declare a state of emergency in response to an increasing number of industrial wind turbines… Continue reading

APRIL 7, 2010

By NANCY MADSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com

Sales records show that Cape Vincent has had a steeper decline in residential property sales than its neighbors and real estate professionals are starting to blame proposed wind power developments.

“People do not want to buy near windmills,” said Amanda J. Miller, owner of Lake Ontario Realty, Dexter, who specializes in waterfront property sales. “They avoid purchasing in towns like Cape Vincent.”

 

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August 3, 2012

by Ellen Landauer   http://windwisema.org/you-paved-paradise-landauer-editorial/  

“You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone, You paved Paradise, put up a Parking Lot.”

The prophetic words of Joni Mitchell sang through my head as I came upon the wasteland wrought by the Industrial Wind Turbine installation that is under construction just one town away. How out of touch have we become that we can dutifully bring Save-a-Tree bags when we shop, yet support a technology… Continue reading

Nov 17, 2012

Elisabeth Jonkman, The Netherlands

http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com

Editor’s note:  The following testimony was submitted by Mrs. Elisabeth Jonkman, Netherlands, to the Australian Federal Senate this month, as the Senate considers legislation designed to address Wind Turbine Syndrome (a term the Senate does not use, by the way).

I would like to inform you what happened to my life after I started hearing and feeling low frequency noise. . . .

 

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November 15, 2012

By Bob Boughner, Chatham Daily News

http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2012/11/15/crawford-joins-call-for-wind-turbine-moratorium

 

A well-known Dover farmer-politician claims the proliferation of industrial wind turbines in his area has cost him the potential sale of his home.

Rex Crawford, former Dover reeve and Liberal MP, added his voice Thursday to a growing chorus of politicians and citizens demanding a moratorium on wind turbine construction.

Crawford, along with Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MP Bev Shipley and Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton, called for the moratorium while… Continue reading

November, 2008

by Kate Proctor in Better Farming

http://www.bccrwe.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59:the-quest-for-answers-and-compensation-for-electrical-pollution-on-the-farm&catid=41:farm-and-farming&Itemid=54

 

Both animal and human health is suffering from stray voltage that can cause catastrophic problems in the barn. But nailing down the precise causes and where the responsibility lies has proved a long and difficult struggle.  Driven out of business as a result of a raft of health and behaviour problems suffered by their herd, beef producers Ross and Darlene Brindley are suing Hydro One Networks Inc. and… Continue reading