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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Property Loss Includes Livestock

By: Taryn Kane

April 29, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. — Huge wind turbines are dotting the landscape in New York and Massachusetts, producing megawatts of green energy. So why would people living near these giant windmills want them out?

While green energy has become a priority in many states, those who live with it in their backyard say it’s dangerous to their health and their farms.

“It sounds just like a prop jet outside the house,” says Keith Dillenbeck, his description… Continue reading

January 3, 2013

BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

http://www.saukvalley.com

But wind farms still preferred, expert says

DIXON – Ornate box turtles are homebodies. So if a proposed wind farm is built in southwestern Lee County, the species would stick around.

On Wednesday, an expert told the Lee County Zoning Board of Appeals that the wind farm could hurt the turtle, which the state listed as a threatened species in 2009.

The turtle is in much of the same… Continue reading

The link below is to a video of Ted Whitworth from Amaranth Township, Ontario. Ted’s family has been devastated by a turbine project, specifically the transformer station, that started up years ago. They have followed every protocol and have contacted every authority possible. The problems are punted between various Ontario ministries and agencies but no one has accepted responsibility nor offered any tangible help. Ted and his family are not alone.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx9o6EiSU54 FYI. This video… Continue reading

20 October 2009   Animal studies are an important tool used in modern medicine to determine harm to human health. Reports of adverse effects on animals are considered to be cautionary. There is growing evidence that animals are affected even more severely than humans by the low frequency noise and vibrations from industrial wind turbines. This has serious implications for our treaty obligations to protect endangered and threatened species which depend on ever shrinking sensitive natural habitats. It also reinforces… Continue reading

January 25, 2011

By Troy Patterson, Kincardine News

http://www.kincardinenews.com/2011/01/25/stray-voltage-an-ongoing-issue-in-wind-farm-areas

 

Municipality of Kincardine had an education on the effects of stray voltage and electrical pollution caused by area wind power projects last week.

Ripley’s David Colling, an expert and electrical pollution tester, has tested over 300 homes and farms within four Ontario wind projects over the last five years.

After working with stray voltage issues on dairy farms, the added issue of wind turbines was a surprise to… Continue reading

Mar 15, 2010

by Julie Wernau, Chicago Tribune

http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2010/nine-goats-have-died-since-december-illinois/

 

“Wind turbines stir up bad feelings, health concerns in DeKalb County. Proponents point to reduced dependence on foreign oil, say no evidence of physiological harm”

 

Months have passed since anyone has waved hello to one another in Waterman or Shabbona in rural DeKalb County. Some people claim they’ve even stopped going to church to avoid having to talk to former friends.

“It’s gone. The country way of living… Continue reading

Stray voltage (also known as “tingle” voltage) is any voltage that appears in metal work, stanchions, pipes, conduits, etc. It is usually caused by current trying to get back to the transformer by the easiest route. Stray voltage can cause discomfort to farm animals; for example, if a cow touches a metal feeder that is charged with stray voltage, it gives her a shock as the current passes through her body. Most farm animals… Continue reading

November 8, 2009

Kay Armstrong

http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-turbine-placement-must-consider-vibration-effect-on-animals/

 

When researching the impact the impacts of industrial wind turbines on migration of birds and bats, please consider the following:

I live in close proximity to a wind farm on the north shore of Lake Erie, the closest turbine being 460 meters from my property of 2.4 acres.

This wind farm is located in Clear Creek, Ontario and is comprised of 18 – 1.65 MW Vestas V82′s.

It is an extension of the… Continue reading

Jan 25, 2010

Yuki Tsuruta

http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2010/dairy-cattle-suffer-from-wind-turbine-syndrome-japan/

 

I visited two small islands in Nagasaki prefecture in November 2009.  This is what I was told by several of the dairy farmers.

Farmer 1:

“We don’t know if the cause is the wind turbine. But we never experienced this kind of problem before the turbine was built.”

Farmer 2:

The man says he wants to quit dairy farming. He decreased his herd, commenting that “cattle are very sensitive animals. The… Continue reading